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Handbook of Marine Mineral Deposits

Series: Marine Science Series (CRC) Volume: 18

Edited By: D S Cronan

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #108207 | ISBN: 084938429X
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About this book

This handbook summarizes the main advances in our understanding of marine minerals and concentrates on the deposits of proven economic potential, rather than on all marine minerals. Where our knowledge is too limited to allow us to define their economic potential, those minerals are being covered regionally or by deposit type. The book is divided into four sections: marine placers, phosporite deposits, manganese nodules, and deep-sea hydrothermal mineralization. All of these mineral deposits have great potential importance to economic geologists and mineralogists.

This book was a pleasure to review-excellent papers, professionally edited, and well-presented. The breadth of papers would suggest the greatest appeal would be to strategic planners and exploration directors within the minerals industry, who are considering various options for their corporate strategiesThe volume certainly achieves its stated aim-of being a substantial tribute to the father of marine economic geology and the driving force behind the International Marine Minerals Society, the late Prof. J. Robert Moore. --Bob Foster, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom Promo Copy


Contents

Preface * Marine placer deposits and sea level changes * Heavy minerals on the Indian Continental Shelf, including beaches * Tin placer deposits on continental shelves * Marine placer gold, with particular reference to Nome, Alaska * Marine placer diamonds, with particular reference to Southern Africa * Resource estimates of the Clarion-Clipperton manganese nodule deposits * Ferromanganese nodules from the Central Indian Ocean basin * Manganese nodules of the Peru basin * Cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts in the Pacific * Innovations in marine ferromanganese oxide tailings disposal * Hydrothermal activity on the southern, ultrafast-spreading segment of the East Pacific Rise * Mineral deposits at 23 degress S, Central Indian Ridge * Polymetallic massive sulfides and gold mineralisation at mid-ocean ridges and in subduction-related environments * Hydrothermal mineralisation in the Red Sea * Index.

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