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Introduction to Mineral Exploration, 2nd Edition

Introduction to Mineral Exploration, 2nd Edition

Charles Moon (Editor), Michael K. G. Whateley (Editor), Anthony M. Evans (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-11317-5

Jan 2006

496 pages

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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.
  • Includes six detailed case studies, selected for the range of different problems and considerations they present to the mineral explorationist.
  • Features new chapters on handling mineral exploration data and a new case study on the exploration for diamonds.
  • Essential reading for upper level undergraduates studying ore geology, mineral exploration, mining geology, coal exploration, and industrial minerals, as well as professional geologists.

Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/moon.

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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

“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.”
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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the nature of mineral exploration and other factors, such as target evaluation and feasibility studies, essential to successful exploration.

  • Includes six detailed case studies, selected for the range of different problems and considerations they present to the mineral explorationist.

  • Features new chapters on handling mineral exploration data and a new case study on the exploration for diamonds.