I am nearing the completion of typesetting a major new book on the Minerals
of the English Midlands.
The book provides a broad overview of the geology of the English Midlands,
and the mineral deposits which occur in the area. The bulk of the book is a
county by county account of key localities, in varying detail, according to
their relative importance, both economic, and in terms of fine mineral
This is followed by a review of historical collectors and collections,
together with the activities of mineral dealers. A concluding chapter
briefly mentions the various decorative stones associated with the area -
Blue John, Alabaster, Ashford Black Marble etc.
3. Mineral Deposits
4. The Minerals (introduction)
9. Leicestershire and Rutland
16. West Midlands
18. Collectors and Collections
19. Mineral Dealers
20. Decorative Stones
The anticipated length of the book is circa 400 pages, 276 mm high x 218 mm
wide, portrait format, with more than 900 illustrations.
Further information is available on my website
If you would like to be notified when the book is available (expected to be
late October 2018), please contact me via the website. I shall be having a
proportion of the print run hard bound, so if you are interested in a hard
back copy, please get in touch to reserve one.
Thanks and best wishes
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