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Mineral Deposits of Finland

Presents a thoroughly inclusive catalogue of Finland’s mineral deposits and their economic potential
Features full-color figures, illustrations, working examples and photographs to aid the reader in retaining key concepts to underscore major advances in the exploration of Finland’s mineral resources
Offers concise chapter summaries authored by leaders in geological research, which provide accessible overviews of deposit classes

By: Wolfgang D Maier (Editor), Raimo Lahtinen (Editor), Hugh O'Brien (Editor)

792 pages, ~250 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jul 2015 | #225254 | ISBN-13: 9780124104389
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Mineral Deposits of Finland is the only up-to-date and inclusive reference available that fully captures the scope of Finland's mineral deposits and their economic potential. Finland hosts Europe's most mature rocks and large cratonic blocks, analogous to western Australia and Southern Africa, which are the most mineralized terrains on Earth. Authored by the world's premier experts on Finnish mineral exploration and mining, Mineral Deposits of Finland offers a thorough summary of the mineral deposits and their petrogenesis, helping readers to map, explore, and identify Finland's renewed potential for mineral exploration and extraction.


1. A history of the exploration for and discovery of Finland’s ore deposits
2. Synthesis of geological evolution and metallogeny of Finland
3. Magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits
4. Deposits related to carbonatities and kimberlites
5. Gold deposits
6. Fe deposits of Finland
7. VMS deposits
8. Deposits related to granites
9. Other types of mineral deposits
11. Exploration methods
12. Finland's mineral resources – Opportunities and challenges for future mining

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Wolfgang D. Maier is Professor of Economic Geology at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field conducting research on magmatic ore deposits. He has authored more than 100 journal papers and has been a contributing author or editor of several books, monographs, and geological maps.

Raimo Lahtinen is Research Professor & Head of the Research Programme Mineral Potential for the Geological Survey of Finland. He is also an adjunct professor in bedrock geology at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include metallogeny and tectonic evolution, volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits, and the Archean-Proterozoic boundary.

Hugh O'Brien is Senior Research Scientist at the Finland Geosciences Research Laboratory at the Geological Survey of Finland. He has also been a consultant for diamond exploration, and has contributed to numerous publications in geology. His research interests include radiogenic and stable isotopes applied to ore deposit studies, and kimberlites and diamonds.

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