(1999) Yttrium zoning in garnet: coupling of major and accessory phases during metamorphic reactions. (1999) The clustered nucleation and growth processes of garnet in regional metamorphic rocks from north-west Connecticut, USA. Phosphates: Geochemical, Geobiological, and Materials Importance, 48, p. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, D. (2002) Electron microprobe analysis of REE in apatite, monazite, and xenotime: Protocols and pitfalls. Here I learned of a mineral detail for my day on Jeopardy, that being that the scandium phosphate mineral, pretulite is only the sixth mineral known to contain the element scandium as a principal component.I also learned that the mineral monazite, a personal favorite, is derived from the Greek monazein meaning "to be solitary" ...His chapter is filled with lots of grist to enable you to become much more engaged at a technical level with your dentist.
The book is divided into 5 different sections: mineralogy and crystal chemistry, petrology, biomineralization, geochronology, and materials application.
The MSA/GS has set high standards with the publication of this series as they invariably offer an excellent snap shot of state-of-the-science in a particular area.
This review is no different and offers an incredibly diverse and detailed overview of phosphate minerals.
The section on petrology includes a diverse suite of articles that cover apatite in igneous systems (Piccoli and Candela), apatite, monazite, and xenotime in metamorphic systems (Spear and Pyle), electron microprobe analysis of the aforementioned (Pyle, Spear, Wark), and sedimentary phosphates (Knudesen and Gunter).
The final chapter in this section covers the global phosphorous cycle (Filipelli), which I found to be particularly relevant to my current career as a farmer.