Biological Systems Mineral Exploration

Biological Systems Mineral Exploration

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A steady increase in interest in biological systems in mineral exploration and processing has led to the need for a book bringing together the multi-disciplinary aspects of the subject. This book encompasses a number of fields in a single volume, including Russian work on the use of barrier-free plant organisms for biogeochemical prospecting.
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  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 180 x 243 x 32mm | 981g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0130658715
  • 9780130658715

Table of contents

PART 1 GEOBOTANY IN MINERAL EXPLORATION: Plant Communities as Ore Indicators; Indicator Plants; Morphological and Mutational Changes in Plants as a Guide to Mineralization; Remote Sensing of Vegetation. PART 2 GEOZOOLOGY IN MINERAL EXPLORATION: Land Mammals as a Guide to Mineralization; Birds and Fish as a Guide to Mineralization; Insects as an Indicator of Minerals. PART 3 MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS OF MINERAL EXPLORATION: The Nature and Structure of Micro-organisms; Limits of the Natural Environment of Micro-organisms; Accumulation of Heavy Metals by Bacteria; Microbiological Leaching or Ores; Microbiological Prospecting. PART 4 BIOGEOCHEMISTRY IN MINERAL EXPLORATION: Soils and their Formation; Accumulation of Elements by Plants; Biogeochemical Parameters and their Significance for Mineral Prospecting; The Barrier-free Method of Biogeochemical Prospecting; Alternative Sample Types in Biogeochemical Prospecting; A Field Guide to Biogeochemical Prospecting; Biogeochemical Prospecting for the Noble Metals. PART 5 CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF PLANT MATERIAL: (Chapters by G.E.M.H.). PART 6 STATISTICAL: Statistical Treatment of Biochemical and Geobotanical Data.
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