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The book introduces essential concept of mineral exploration, mine evaluation and resource assessment of the discovered mineral deposit to students, beginners and professionals. Mineral Exploration: Practical Application is divided into nine chapters which will help the readers to incorporate the concepts of search for mineral deposits and understand the chances of success. The book discusses the fundamental details like composition of earth and mineral resources, formation of rock and mineral deposits, and the attempt to search for ore deposits to advance applications of remote sensing in mineral exploration. It also covers the details on how to conduct system of survey, evaluation, and how to arrive at a decision to open and carryout further exploration in the operating mine. Mineral Exploration: Practical Application shall be of great interest to geologists and mining community.
Chapter 1: The Search for Ore Deposits and Chances of Success
Chapter 2: Composition of the Earth and Mineral Resources
Chapter 3: The Search for Ore Deposits and Chances of Success
Chapter 4: Remote Sensing in Mineral Exploration
Chapter 5: Survey in Exploration
Chapter 6: The Statistical Treatment of Exploration Data and Compute Application
Chapter 7: Interpretation and Exploration Data
Chapter 8: How to Arrive at Decision to Open a Mine
Chapter 9: How to Arrive at Decision to Expand Operative Mines
Professor G.S. Roonwal, formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Geology, University of Delhi and Director, Centre of Geo-resources, University of Delhi South Campus. He is at present Honorary Visiting Professor in the Inter University Accelerator Centre, an autonomous Institute of UGC-MHRD. He is a prominent geoscientist of international stature. He is a winner of the National Mineral Award of the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, and has received several awards and medals by the professional societies. He has worked in Europe and North America in well-several known institutions and participated in oceanographic expeditions. Professor Roonwal has made significant contribution in land and marine geology which includes exploration assessment and eventually mining and environmental sustainability of land and sea-floor mineral deposits such as volcanogenic massive sulfides which contain valuable metals such as zinc, copper and associated gold and platinum. He also authored books on land and sea-floor mineral resources, such as: Mining and Environmental Sustainability (2014), Iron Ore Deposits and Banded Iron Formation of India (2012), The Story of Science from Antiquity to the Present (Geology Section) (2010), The Indian Ocean Exploitable Mineral and Petroleum Resources and edited books such as India's Exclusive Economic Zone (with Dr. S.Z. Qasim), Living Resources of India's Exclusive Economic Zone (with Dr. S.Z. Qasim) and Mineral Resources and Development (2005) (Roonwal et al.). He has written a number of scientific papers published in established journals. Professor Roonwal is listed in several biographical citations such as Marquis Who's Who in the World, since 1999 and Marquis Who's Who in Asia since 2010.