Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 7 Issue 1

Welcome to volume 7 issue 1 of Monthly Mineral Chronicles. This is a publication pulled together by a mineral collector for mineral collectors.

This month, in this 70 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:

  • Locality Snippet – Penberthy Croft, Cornwall. This month, we look at Penberthy Croft, a famous Cornish copper-tin mine.
  • The Story of Sand Desert Roses and Soil Fungus. This month, Rolf tells us about some desert rose gypsum and an eerily similar-looking fungus.
  • Recent finds of Brucite from the Avebury Nickel Mine, Tasmania, Australia. James talks about this significant new find.
  • Minerals and Elements: Cobalt. The next in the series, cobalt, a metal that the mining of raises concerns about ethical sourcing and environmental impact.
  • Mineral Snippet – Hewettite. James tells us all about this rare vanadate mineral.
  • Illustrated Minerals of Australia Volume 3, Part 6 – Grossular to Gyrolite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.

Again this month, for many of the excellent images, is the ability to click on the image to bring up a larger version. Not only do you get a bigger version, but in some cases, the image you see published may be a cropped version.

This issue is now available at Kofi.

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I hope you continue to enjoy the journey.

Steve Sorrell