The Mineralogical Record
The Mineralogical Record is a magazine that started in 1970 and has consistently published about six issues a year. They have also published supplements and books since their formations.
Currently I do not subscribe to them since a large number of issues cover topics that do not interest me a whole lot, so instead I just pick and choose what I want from them. These are the magazine, books and supplements from them that I have in the library that pertain to my interests.
Many of the publications from them do not have an ISBN but you can find a complete record of what they have on their website.
Title: The Mineralogical Record January – February 1972 (Vol.3, No.1)
Review: I managed to track down this old issue from 1972 for a single article contained with in it, Zeolites from Skookumchuck Dam, Washington Rudy W. Tschernich. I’ve seen excerpts from the article elsewhere and its often referenced in other literature pertaining to zeolites of Washington state. I wouldn’t say its something very critical to have but if you live in Washington and you love zeolites you might want to consider tracking down a copy.
Title: The Mineralogical Record January – February 2002 (Vol.33, No.1)
Review: I got issues in preparation for a trip to western Montana and I’m very glad I did. I’m almost certain that you can find more in depth written history of the mining of Butte Montana but for someone like myself who is just starting to learn about the mining history of the area this was a great first step without getting too overwhelmed. If you live in Montana or plan on visiting Butte this issue of the Mineralogical Record will get you a great overview.
Title: Mineral Collections in the Pacific Northwest by Wendell E. Wilson, organized by Don Newsome
Review: These mineral collection issues they put out leave me with mixed feelings, on one hand all of the collector profiles are a paid for advertisement for that person and by that person to showcase what they do in the mineral collecting world but that doesn’t necessarily negate the value of the collection I think. The book starts by sharing some information about historically important collectors of the Pacific Northwest before getting into some modern current collections. I thought it was pretty interesting to see some of the minerals that people have in their collections and the photos are excellent in this book. Often in the mineral collecting world we look back on collections and attempt to hunt down the the origin of it to see who collected it, perhaps someday this book will be a highly useful tool for that research.
Title: Eureka! Self-Collected Minerals by Wendell Wilson May – June 2022
Review: This Supplement to The Mineralogical Record is 411 pages of amazing accounts of self-collecting minerals in the field and the stunning photos of those finds from collectors all across the world. As someone who love the thrill of self-collecting I personally found this book to be very enjoy to read as it provides great insight into the minds of my fellow collectors. I would highly recommend buying this book if you want to see some of the finest specimens that have ever been dug by your fellow collectors.
Title: Refined Elegance: The Small Treasures of Mineralogy Vol.53 No.6.1
Review: This Supplement to The Mineralogical Record takes an exceedingly detailed look at the world of thumbnail sized specimen collecting and provides an insightful look at the world of mineral competitions. As someone who loves smaller specimens and is interested in the world of Thumbnails this was a great book to pickup and add to my collections.