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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2010 10:31    Post subject: The Mineralogical Record  

The quality of the magazine The Mineralogical Record ( http://www.mineralogicalrecord.com/index.asp ) has always been considered the best among the journals of minerals from around the world. I totally agree with this general opinion and as proof I refer to two facts.
- The first fact it is objective: the recent concession to the Record of the distinction of the most prestigious honor, the 2009 "Gold Ink Award” in the category scientific &technical journals for the printing's quality of the supplement "Private Mineral Collections in Texas" published in Vol. 40, No. 1, January-February 2009
- The second fact it is subjective. In my opinion the scientific quality of the magazine has notably increased in the last editions. I wanted to highlight the exceptional quality of the special issue devoted to Merelani, Tanzania in September-October edition of 2009 and the more recent of January-February 2010 with a prodigious article of the great Thomas P. Moore about the Alpine pink Fluorite of the Alps.

Congratulations to the Record to keep such excellent quality. From my side (and I believe that from most - or all - members of FMF) all the encouragement to keep up the good work they are doing.

By the way, if someone wants to buy old editions of the magazine, he can do it on line through the Record’s web page "Back Issues" -> http://www.mineralogicalrecord.com/detail.asp



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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2010 16:58    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

For its 40th Anniversary, it's great to see the MR get outside recognition...its been a too well kept secret for too long! Recognition within the community has also been good, especially since it is the community that supports it and keeps it on the kind of quality trajectory Jordi mentions. Let's also not forget that both the Mineralogical Record and its editor, Wendell Wilson have received the Carnegie Mineralogical Medal!

Here are some of the earliest covers...I can't remember whether Vol 1 #2 or Vol 2 #2 had the smallest press run and is actually the hardest to get. John???

I can't find a picture of John White back then...but he probably looked about the way he does now...some guys get all the hair



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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2010 04:28    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

Many copies of vol. 1 #1 were sent out free in order to win subscriptions and that was probably a very bad idea. It made the number of copies in circulation far less than that for subsequent issues. It was reprinted some time later but with the cover in black and white, not full color.
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2010 06:49    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

Hair indeed. On page 48 of the History of the Tucson Show issue of MR by Bob Jones, please find the evidence.
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2010 11:28    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

It is and has always been a great magazine. I have the complete set and treasure it as a reference source, or just an enjoyable thing to pick one up and browse through. I started subscribing, not sure if it was during their first year or the second, but I wisely and happily ordered all the existing issues when I did start my subscription.

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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2010 02:50    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

The Min Rec is a good magazine, but I think Rocks & Minerals is better these days and more accessible, not to mention the wonderful ExtraLapis. Min Rec is too pompous and sycophantic towards the millionaire American collectors that have taken over the hobby - it seems obsessed with the whole "culture" of mineral collecting at the expense of mineralogy. The choice of localities to feature is often pretty stupid too - why the hell pick Volodarsk-Volynski when there is already a whole issue of Mineralogical Almanac devoted to it? Surely there are plenty of other interesting Russian localities they could have chosen? So, Min Rec, take your head out of your backside, stop sucking up to the more-money-than-sense Yanks and start thinking about the other 99% of mineral collectors out there.
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2010 03:14    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

Already discussed before...- > http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=792
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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2010 07:57    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

Quite!
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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2010 13:58    Post subject: Re: The Mineralogical Record  

stumpy wrote:
The choice of localities to feature is often pretty stupid too -
why the hell pick Volodarsk-Volynski
when there is already a whole issue of Mineralogical Almanac devoted to it?
Surely there are plenty of other interesting Russian localities they could have chosen?

To find the answer to a question, turn it around! Why the hell not!
If you read booth articles you might understand :)


Much ofthe MR article I intended as a compliment to the MA issue , which itself was excellent, only lacking some more collector related information which I tried to put into my Volodarsk article. There was no information at all about specific pegmatites.
It is as to write about San Diego pegmatites without mentioning what came from where. Now, in the old Soviet times each pegmatite only got a number, not a pretty or fancy,easy to remember name as "The Tourmaline Queen Mine, the Stewart Mine, The Pala Chief Mine, The Himalaya Mine etc"! Yes pegmatite number 521 is more booring but what can we do?

Volodarsk is in Ukraine, although it started out as one country a millenium or so ago.
I think it is excellent to subscribe to booth the MA and the MR and very few articles are overlapping. I read any number articles on the same deposits. If written by people who have own experience of the deposit I am sure that you will learn something from each author/article. The author of the MA Volodarsk Issue did as far as I know not visit the undergorund mines since 1973 but rather did a lot of serious laboratory based reserach on genesis etc which was superb but perhaps above the average collectors knowledge scope. But if you read only articles with information yhou already know by heart it does not add very much, does it?

Never stop learning. if you think you know even close to all in any subject, you have just not realized that you know closer tonothing!
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