The Mineralogical Record

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)
ISBN: N/A
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)
ISBN: N/A
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: Eureka! Self-Collected Minerals (Vol 53-3) by Wendell Wilson
ISBN: N/A
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.