Mineralogical Society Series

Volume No. 10

Phoscorites and Carbonatites from Mantle to Mine: the Key example of the Kola Alkaline Province. Edited by F.Wall and A.N. Zaitsev.

Published August 2004
Hardback – 503 pages, 38 colour plates
ISBN 0-903056-22-4

This book on the rocks of the Kola Peninsula, Russia, makes a major new contribution to our knowledge of one the worldís most extreme, and thus important concentrations of ultrabasic, alkaline rocks and carbonatites. Many of the carbonatites occur in association with apatite, magnetite, silicate rocks called phoscorites, which are key to understanding how carbonate-bearing magmas travel from the mantle to the crust and how they behave on cooling. Phoscorites are also of prime economic importance as sources of phosphate, iron ore, baddeleyite, copper and Platinum Group Elements (PGE). Fourteen chapters provide new data, discussions and interpretations by European and North American experts on Kola and include summaries of literature previously only available in Russian.

Topics include:

  • Timing of the Kola alkaline magmatism
  • Mineralogy, geochemistry and petrogenesis of six complexes at Kovdor, Sokli, Sallanlatvi, Afrikanda, Vuoriyarvi and Turiy Mys
  • Three chapters on REE, Zr, Nb, PGE and sulphide minerals
  • Introductions to the Kola Alkaline Province and phoscorites
  • A review of stable isotope data and resulting petrogenetic interpretations
  • A petrogenetic interpretation in the context of a mantle plume
  • A comprehensive review chapter on economic deposit

List Price: GBP £89 (USD $160)
Members of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland: STG £62.

+ postage and packing (see order form for details)

Volume No. 9

Environmental Mineralogy: microbial interactions, anthropogenic influences, contaminated land and waste management. Edited by J. D. Cotter-Howells, L.S. Campbell, E. Valsami-Jones and M. Batchelder.

Published August 2000
Hardback – 413 pages
ISBN 0-903056-20-8

Mineralogists have always sought to understand the chemical and physical environment under which a particular mineral forms and to determine the arrangement of atoms within that mineral. The new field of Environmental Mineralogy asks the same questions in a different context and seeks to define the roles of minerals in natural ecosystems, together with understanding the preservation and restoration of such systems This book provides an up-to-date account of the state of this diverse subject area and will appeal to both senior undergraduate students and researchers alike.

List Price: GBP £50 (US $93).
Members of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland: STG £35 (US $62).
+ postage and packing (see order form for details).

Volumes 2–8

Numbers 2-8 in the series can now be ordered directly from the publishers, Springer. Mineralogical Society members wishing to obtain a discount should log in at the Mineralogical Society homepage, where they will find a link to a page on the Springer site which offers the discounted prices on these titles.

1. Deformation processes in minerals ceramics and rocks
Edited by D. Barber and P. Meredith
(out of print)

2. High temperature metamorphism and crustal anatexis (1990)
Edited by J.R. Ashworth and M. Brown

3. Stability of minerals (1993)
Edited by G.D. Price and N.L. Ross

4. Geochemistry of Clay Pore Fluid Interactions
Edited by D.A.C. Manning, P.L. Hall and C.R. Hughes

5. Mineral Surfaces (1994)
Edited by D.J. Vaughan and R.A.D. Pattrick

6. Microprobe Techniques in the Earth Sciences (1995)
Edited by P J Potts, JFW Bowles, SJB Reed and MR Cave

7. Rare Earth Minerals: Chemistry, origin and ore deposits (1996)
Edited by A.P. Jones, F. Wall and C.T. Williams

8. Deformation-enhanced fluid transport in the Earth’s crust and mantle (1997)
Edited by M. Holness