Introduction to Mineral Exploration
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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 190 x 254 x 36mm | 1,120.38g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1405113170
  • 9781405113175
  • 354,878

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"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 Geologyshow more

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This new, updated edition of "Introduction to Mineral Exploration" provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of mineral exploration. Successful mineral exploration requires excellence in geology as well as integration with a range of other scientific, engineering, and financial techniques. This book 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. Six detailed case studies, selected for the range of different problems and considerations they present to the mineral explorationist, are also included. This second edition is updated to include new chapters on handling mineral exploration data and a new case study on the exploration for diamonds. "Introduction to Mineral Exploration" is essential reading for upper level undergraduates studying ore geology, mineral exploration, mining geology, coal exploration, and industrial minerals, as well as professional geologists.show more

About Charles Moon

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.show more

Table of contents

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. Indexshow more