Part 1 Principles underlying drainage geochemistry: introduction - the foundations of modern drainage geochemistry, J. Plant and M. Hale; mineral deposit models and primary rock geochemical characteristics, J. Plant and J. Tarney; modifications to the geochemical signatures of ore deposits and their associated rocks in different surface environments, J. Plant and R.W. Raiswell; strategic choices in drainage geochemistry, M. Hale. Part 2 Drainage geochemistry sample media: stream sediments in mineral exploration, R.T. Ottesen and P.K. Theobald; heavy-mineral concentrates in geochemical exploration, H. Stendal and P.K. Theobald; lake sediment sampling in mineral exploration, E.M. Cameron; natural waters as sample media in drainage geochemistry, A. Giblin. Part 3 Drainage geochemistry for different natural environments: drainage geochemistry in glaciated terrain, A. Bjorklund et al; drainage geochemistry in tropical rain forest terrains, J.D. Appleton and J. Ridgway; drainage geochemistry in arid regions, R.H. Mazzucchelli; drainage geochemistry in young folded mountain belts, E. Wilhelm and D. Artignan. Part 4 Drainage geochemistry for specific applications: drainage geochemistry in contaminated terrains, D.C. Cooper and I. Thornton; drainage geochemistry in gold exploration, I. Nichol et al; drainage geochemistry in uranium exploration, A.W. Rose; selective extraction and contrasting sample media in drainage geochemistry, J.S. Coats et al.