This is a massive (432 pages) publication packed with full colour images, authoritative text, lovely photos throughout, fascinating anecdotes and history, with detailed geological descriptions of all the relevant counties. It comprises the area from the Welsh border, north to the boundary of Derbyshire and Yorkshire, to the eastern margin of Northamptonshire and southwards, effectively to the M4 motorway.
This includes the English counties of:
- West Midlands, and
The book is written for anyone interested in the mineralogy and industrial history of the area, visitors to the Peak District National Park, mineral collectors and museum curators. As a guide to British minerals, it is up there with the best.