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    Special publication volume 12
    Understanding the Gem Minerals
    A practical Guide

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    Gemstones have fascinated people for thousands of years because of their beauty, rarity, and monetary value. However, a true understanding of gemstones and their properties has only come about in the past two centuries resulting from the developing science of geology and mineralogy and an increasing need to distinguish natural gemstones from those that are treated or grown in the laboratory. Numerous books describe minerals, and a number of them report on the distinctive properties of gemstones, but there are almost no books that present a more detailed mineralogical description of the gem minerals, along with a clear explanation of basic concepts of interest from both mineralogy and geology. Written by William Revell Phillips and James Shigley, Understanding the Gem Minerals: A Practical Guide bridge this gap.
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    Short Course volume 46
    Geology and Geochemistry of
    Uranium and Thorium Deposits
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    The purposes of this volume are to highlight the research that can be integrated into refining exploration strategies for uranium and also discuss new developments in thorium deposits as a future energy resource as it will become an increasingly important by-product of REE mining.


    Special Publication 11
    Atlas of Ore Minerals
    Focus on Epithermal Deposits of Argentina
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    In this Atlas of Ore Minerals, we focus on the mineral species encountered in ore deposits of the Republic of Argentina, many of them of epithermal type We describe 210 ore minerals, illustrate their associations, both with macrophotos and in reflected light, and document their chemical composition
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    Four Billion Years and Counting
    Canada's Geological Heritage
    A fascinating exploration of Canada's geology
    for everyone intrigued by the landscape
    and the vital connection between ourselves
    and what lies beneath our feet.

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    Quatre milliards d'années d'histoire
    Le patrimoine géologique du Canada
    Quatre milliards d'années d'histoire vous entraînera dans une véritable aventure: celle de l'évolution des roches, des fossiles et des paysages du Canada.
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    Congratulations to CFES on winning the Association of Earth Science Editors' 2015 Award for Outstanding Publication in the Print category.
     
    This award recognizes a recently published earth science publication - book, map, journal, or other individual publication - that demonstrates outstanding editing, design, illustration, writing, effectiveness of production cost, and overall effectiveness in achieving its publication goal. This is a prestigious and well-deserved award for which there was very stiff competition from other high quality publications. It is a credit to the editors and contributors who worked long and hard to complete the project, and to CFES and its member societies who supported the project in many tangible ways.

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    Thematic Issue, Volume 53, part 2
    A Tribute to Edward Sturgis Grew
    On the occasion of his 70th birthday
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    This thematic issue of the Canadian Mineralogist is a collection of 15 papers that honor Research Professor Edward S. Grew (University of Maine) on the occasion of his 70th birthday. A tribute to Ed by Roy Kristiansen of Norway is followed by papers bearing on themes dear to Ed and provided by colleagues and collaborators.


    Short course volume SC45
    Cathodoluminescence and its
    Application to Geoscience
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    This MAC Short Course volume addresses both the theory behind the phenomenon of cathodoluminescence (CL) and the application of this microscopic technique to all fields of geoscience investigation.
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    Special publication volume SP7
    Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals
    in Thin Section

    $125, Student price $100, 20% discount for members

    Review by Tony Nikischer published in Mineral News
    Review by Reto Gieré published in Elements
    Review by Daniel Kile published in Rocks & Minerals
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    This authoritative book contains an exhaustive compilation of information and bibliography on 408 minerals amenable to study with transmitted-light microscopy. A DVD containing all photos used in the Atlas is included as a resource for classroom use.




    Short course volume SC44
    Geology of Gem Deposits
    Second Edition Table of contents
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    Short course volume SC43
    Uranium: Cradle to Grave
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    Special publication volume SP10
    Pegmatites
    $125, 20% discount for members

    Review by Tony Nikischer published in Mineral News
    Vol. 24, No. 11, page 8 (2008)
    Review by David Manning published in Elements
    Volume 4, No. 5, October 2008, page 356
    Review by Bruce Chappell and Alan White published in
    The Canadian Mineralogist

    Review by Barry Clarke published in Economic Geology
    Review by Florie Caporuscio published in
    American Mineralogist
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    London's book gives us an excellent and thorough review of the current state of the art in pegmatite studies.


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    2017 GAC-MAC Joint Meeting
    2017 GAC-MAC Joint Meeting
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    May 14-18, 2017

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    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    June 16-21, 2018

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