eBook Mineral Exploration, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123914663
  • ISBN-13: 9780123914668
  • DDC: 622.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 372 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Globally, mineral exploration has grown significantly in recent years, driven by the rapid acceleration in prices for gold and diamonds since 2004 and the emergence of a middle class in both China and India—aggressively increased demand. Despite this resurgence, no single book has been published that takes an interdisciplinary approach in addressing the full scope of mineral exploration—from mining and extraction to economic evaluation, policies, sustainability, and environmental impacts. Mineral Exploration: Principles and Applications accomplishes this by presenting each topic with theoretical approaches first followed by specific applications that can be immediately implemented in the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Acronyms used in this Book.
About the Author.
1: Mineral Exploration.
2: Economic Mineral Deposits and Host Rocks.
3: Exploration Geology.
4: Exploration Geochemistry.
5: Exploration Geophysics.
6: Photogeology, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System in Mineral Exploration.
7: Sampling Methods.
8: Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Estimation.
9: Statistical and Geostatistical Applications in Geology.
10: Exploration Modeling.
11: Elements of Mining.
12: Mineral Processing.
13: Mineral Economics.
14: Environmental System Management of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Development.
15: Mineral Exploration—Case Histories.