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Ore Geology and Industrial Minerals: An Introduction


By: AM Evans

400 pages, 234 illus


Paperback | Dec 1992 | Edition: 3 | #22858 | ISBN: 0632029536
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This third edition of A.M. Evan's successful undergraduate text "Introduction to Ore Geology" is an enlarged and extensively revised work. The increase in size (and the new title) primarily reflects the additional coverage of industrial minerals and bulk materials, an area of economic geology that has grown in prominence over the past decade. The new edition includes three new chapters: the opening chapter provides and overview of mineral economics and two chapters are devoted entirely to industrial minerals.

'From second edition: " The book deserves to do well; Dr. Evans has got the balance of subject matter about right for a comprehensive introductory text... the book is realistic in its demands on the reader and should become equally popular as its predecessor." Geological Journal "Because of the immense range of knowledge required to write a good textbook on the subject, few economic geologists have the talent, time and willingness to devote to this task; and few, if any, really good textbooks on the subject have been written in recent years. Considering its modest length, this book by Evans comes as close as any to meeting the needs for a first course in ore deposits." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta "Basically, this book is an excellent undergraduate-level text, which I will again consider using." Canadian Mineralogist


Part 1: Principles - Some Elementary Aspects of Mineral EconomicsThe Nature and Morphology of the Principal Types of ore DepositTextures and Structures of Ore and Gangue MineralsFluid InclusionsWall Rock AlterationSome Major Theories of Ore GenesisGeothermometry, Geobarometry, Paragenetic Sequence, Zoning and Dating of Ore Deposits Part 2: Examples of the More Important Types of Ore Deposit - Classification of Ore DepositsDiamond Deposits in Kimberlites and LamproitesThe Carbonatite-alkaline Igneous Ore EnvironmentThe Pegmatitic EnvironmentOrthomagmatic Deposits of Chromium, Platinum, Titanium and Iron Associated with Basic and Ultrabasic RocksOrthomagmatic Copper-nickel-iron (-platinoid) Deposits Associated with Basic and Ultrabasic RocksGreisen DepositsThe Skarn EnvironmentDisseminated and Stockwork Deposits Associated with Plutonic IntrusivesStratiform Sulphide, Oxide, and Sulphate Deposits of Sedimentary and Volcanic EnvironmentsThe Vein Association and Some other Hydrothermal DepositsStrata-bound DepositsSedimentary depositsResidual Deposits and Supergene EnrichmentIndustrial MineralsShort notes on Selected Industrial MineralsThe Metamorphism of Ore Deposits Part 3: Mineralization in space and time - The global distribution of ore deposits: metallogenic provinces and epochs, plate tectonic controlsOre mineralization through geological timeAppendixIndex

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