Published: July 1987
The book provides much information on skarns: on the one hand, there is a review of 562 references available in the literature; on the other hand, the author has included a lot of data which ahve not been published or have been drawn from company reports... The author provides full and interesting characteristics of the mineralogy and geochemistry of skarns, especially of Sn skarns containing - besides cassiterite - Sn-bearing borates, sulphides, hydroxides, as well as some silicates (malayaite) and Sn-bearing silicates. The book gives a good overview of stable light isotopes in W-Sn skarns as well. The author also gives the dtermination of conditions of ore skarn genesis using mineral assemblages. The book is well compiled and useful to geologists of many countries.
Galina Ivanova, Mineralium Deposita