Introduction to Mineral Exploration

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Dezember 2005



This new, up dated edition of Introduction to Mineral Exploration provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of mineral exploration. Covers not only the nature of mineral exploration but also considers other factors essential to successful exploration, from target evaluation to feasibility studies for extraction and production.


List of Contributors. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Units, Abbreviations, and Terminology. Part 1: Principles. 1. Ore, Mineral Economics, and Mineral Exploration Charles J. Moon and Anthony M. Evans. 2. The Mineralogy of Economic Deposits Anthony M. Evans. 3. Mineral Deposit Geology and Models Anthony M. Evans and Charles J. Moon. 4. Reconnaissance Exploration Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley. 5. From Prospect to Prefeasibility Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley. 6. Remote Sensing Michael K.G. Whateley. 7. Geophysical Methods John Milsom. 8. Exploration Geochemistry Charles J. Moon. 9. Mineral Exploration Data Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley. 10. Evaluation Techniques Michael K.G. Whateley and Barry C.Scott. 11. Project Evaluation Barry C.Scott and Michael K.G. Whateley. Part 2: Case Studies. 12. Cliffe Hill Quarry, Leicestershire - Development of Aggregate Reserves Michael K.G. Whateley and William L. Barrett. 13. Soma Lignite Basin, Turkey Michael K.G. Whateley. 14. Witwatersrand Conglomerate Gold - West Rand Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley. 15. A Volcanic-Associated Massive Sulfide Deposit - Kidd Creek, Ontario Anthony M. Evans and Charles J. Moon. 16. Disseminated Precious Metals - Trinity Mine, Nevada Michael K.G. Whateley, Timothy Bell and Charles J. Moon. 17. Diamond Exploration - Ekati and Diavik Mines, Canada Charles J. Moon. Internet Links. References. Index


Charles J. Moon is currently Senior Lecturer in Mineral Exploration at the University of Leicester, England. He has over 30 years' experience in using and developing mineral exploration techniques on six continents, particularly in the fields of exploration geochemistry and GIS. Michael K.G. Whateley is currently Principal Consultant-Manager with Rio Tinto Technical Services in Bristol, England, where he manages strategic planning of projects and conducts project reviews for investment decisions on coal, base, and precious metal deposits. He has over 35 years' geological and management experience, including 12 years in tertiary education. Anthony M. Evans was formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester and editor of a number of successful texts on mineral deposits.


"A very competent overview of the process of exploration and no other book does it better. I would recommend this book enthusiastically to my students." Economic Geology
EAN: 9781405113175
ISBN: 1405113170
Untertitel: 2 Rev ed. 274 illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 496 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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