416 pages, 120 illus
New edition of this advanced textbook for students of mineral exploration, mining and ore geology, and industrial mineralogy that includes discussion of the use of remote sensing, photogeology, and geochemical and geophysical techniques.
A very competent overview of the process of exploration and no other book does it better. I would recommend this book enthusiastically to my students. Economic Geology<!--end-->
List of Contributors Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Units, Abbreviations, and Terminology Part 1: Principles 1. Ore, Mineral Economics, and Mineral Exploration Charles J. Moon and Anthony M. Evans 2. The Mineralogy of Economic Deposits Anthony M. Evans 3. Mineral Deposit Geology and Models Anthony M. Evans and Charles J. Moon 4. Reconnaissance Exploration Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley 5. From Prospect to Prefeasibility Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley 6. Remote Sensing Michael K.G. Whateley 7. Geophysical Methods John Milsom 8. Exploration Geochemistry Charles J. Moon 9. Mineral Exploration Data Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley 10. Evaluation Techniques Michael K.G. Whateley and Barry C.Scott 11. Project Evaluation Barry C.Scott and Michael K.G. Whateley Part 2: Case Studies 12. Cliffe Hill Quarry, Leicestershire - Development of Aggregate Reserves Michael K.G. Whateley and William L. Barrett 13. Soma Lignite Basin, Turkey Michael K.G. Whateley 14. Witwatersrand Conglomerate Gold - West Rand Charles J. Moon and Michael K.G. Whateley 15. A Volcanic-Associated Massive Sulfide Deposit - Kidd Creek, Ontario Anthony M. Evans and Charles J. Moon 16. Disseminated Precious Metals - Trinity Mine, Nevada Michael K.G. Whateley, Timothy Bell and Charles J. Moon 17. Diamond Exploration - Ekati and Diavik Mines, Canada Charles J. Moon Internet Links References Index
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Charles J. Moon is currently Senior Lecturer in Mineral Exploration at the University of Leicester, England. He has over 30 years' experience in using and developing mineral exploration techniques on six continents, particularly in the fields of exploration geochemistry and GIS. Michael K.G. Whateley is currently Principal Consultant-Manager with Rio Tinto Technical Services in Bristol, England, where he manages strategic planning of projects and conducts project reviews for investment decisions on coal, base, and precious metal deposits. He has over 35 years' geological and management experience, including 12 years in tertiary education. Anthony M. Evans was formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester and editor of a number of successful texts on mineral deposits.