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MINERAL OBSERVER
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 27, issue 2, 2022

80 pages, 204 illustrations including 111 mineral photos.

The Gorbunovskoe quartz occurrence in the Central Urals is described in a paper by Victor M. Vasil’ev and Vladimir A. Popov. In an article about the remarkable scientist and teacher Oleg V. Kononov, who raised several generations of mineralogists at Lomonosov
Moscow State University, Igor V. Pekov, one of his students, shares his memories. Two papers are both memorial and museum oriented. In one of them, Yulia V. Azarova and Irina P. Andreeva tell about the well-known geologist, geochemist andmineralogist Veniamin A. Silbermintz and his collections in the Vernadsky State Geological Museum. Another is a story dedicated to the early deceased wonderful teacher, field mineralogist, and collector Oleg I. Gritsenko, written by Yulia D. Gritsenko, a researcher of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum RAS. As usual, the subject of mineral ontogeny developed by Boris Z. Kantor together with a co-author from India Milind Kolhatkar, in a paper about a new finding of green Indian apophyllite. In memory of Andrey L. Cheshko, deceased editorial member, we publish a photo gallery from his family archive. Finally, our traditional notes from the mineral shows complete this issue.



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MINERAL OBSERVER
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 27, issue 1, 2022

88 pages, 164 illustrations including 107 mineral photos.

In first article of the issue new mineral locality is described by Lubov V. Badyanova and Anatoly V. Kasatkin in article about minerals of the Shaposhnikov Caucasus State Natural Biosphere Reserve. Article of Zoya A. Bessudnova, our regular author and expert of history of geology science together with her colleagues Vera V. Romanova and Nina N. Samsonova devoted to old mineral collections of Johann Carl Freiesleben, who assumed the office of Oberberghauptmann in the Saxon Oberbergamt in 19th century. Now his representative collection keeps in Vernadsky State Geological Museum RAS in Moscow. “Speaking in the First Person” section represents the article titled “About Minerals and about Me. Life Pages” by the well-known Bulgarian mineralogist Mikhail N. Maleev. Our regular contributor Boris Z. Kantor devoted new article in his “Guide to the Ontogeny of Minerals” section to ontogeny of pyrrhotite from Dalnegorsk. The “Museum News” section in the issue is devoted to the Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Pavel Yu. Plechov and Michael B. Leybov tell about the most important news in the Museum. Traditional article in “Stone-carved Masterpieces of the State Hermitage Museum” section by Natal’ya M. Mavrodina and Elena A. Olkhovaya is devoted to the famous extraordinary Kolyvan Vase so-called the "Queen of Vases".



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MINERAL OBSERVER
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 26, issue 3, 2021

88 pages, 180 illustrations including 106 mineral photos.

The main article in this issue is a large and informative one by Alexander I. Tishchenko, Anatoly V. Kasatkin, and Evgeniy A. Shibaev
"Famous mineral localities of Crimea: Karadag". This review on the mineralogy of the famous ancient volcano contains much new data obtained by the authors during their field observations and laboratory examination ofminerals, both fromrecent collections and from old collections. Two articles by Anton V. Kutyrev and Nadezhda D. Tolstykh are dedicated to the memory of the famous mineralogist Evgeniy G. Sidorov. The two Fall Mineral Shows in 2021, Denver and Munich, are covered in short reports by Philip M. Persson (Denver-2021), Zbynek Burival and Mark Mauthner (Munich-2021). The report on the Denver Mineral Show is illustrated by a Photo Gallery “Fluorite” by Jeffrey Scovil, and in the report on the Munich Mineral Show we present photo essay by Michael B. Leybov.



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