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The Canadian Mineralogist

Since 1962, The Canadian Mineralogist has published papers dealing with all aspects of mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, economic geology, geochemistry, and applied mineralogy.

The journal is published bimonthly and is recognized as one of the main-line journals for the mineral sciences and a top-notch refereeing.

The Canadian Mineralogist regularly features timely thematic issues. On average, one of these is published each year. It is one of the six issues that subscribers receive.

You can read Canadian Mineralogist online and get a sample copy at GeoScienceWorld.

Each thematic issue is available for purchase through our online store.


How it all started

The Canadian Mineralogist has its roots in Contributions to Canadian Mineralogy (part of the University of Toronto Studies, Geological Series), which was founded in 1921 by Thomas Leonard Walker and was the leading publication of academic mineralogical research in Canada for many years.

Support for Studies was withdrawn in 1948, but Martin Peacock, who at the time was both responsible for editing Contributions and serving as President of the Mineralogical Society of America, persuaded his council to devote one of the six yearly numbers of American Mineralogist to Canadian papers; they were called Canadian ContributionsCanadian Contributions continued as part of American Mineralogist until 1955, with The Canadian Mineralogist coming into existence two years later, in 1957.

The Canadian Mineralogist is recognized to be the continuation of the earlier Contributions, and its volumes are numbered accordingly. The Contributions to Canadian Mineralogy, University of Toronto Studies have been designated as volumes 1 to 4 of The Canadian Mineralogist; the seven Contributions of American Mineralogist have been designated as volume 5; and thus the first volume published as The Canadian Mineralogist is volume 6.