I would like to share with you that a new translation of al-Mas`udi's Muruj al-dhahab wa-ma`adin al-jawhar has just been concluded by Tarif Khalidi and the massive text can be found on the webpage of the Khalidi Library, Jerusalem (https://www.khalidilibrary.org/en). Here is a direct link to access the pdf file: https://www.khalidilibrary.org//public/files/server/masudi.pdf.
Best wishes for the new year,
Suleiman A. MOURAD
Professor, Department of Religion
Smith College, Wright Hall 114
Northampton, MA 01063, USA