Ore Geology and Industrial Minerals: An Introduction

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Wiley, Mar 2, 1993 - Science - 400 pages
Much new data and many new ideas have emerged in the area of ore geology and industrial minerals since publication of the second edition of this text in 1987. The overriding philosophy behind this new edition is the inclusion and integration of this new material within the established framework of the text. The third edition is re-presented in the modern double-column format.

Non-metallic deposits of industrial and bulk materials are fully covered to meet the changing emphasis of courses in applied geology. In addition, chapter 1 has been considerably enlarged to include a section on mineral economics covering metals, industrial minerals and bulk materials. In this section, the various aspects of economic exploitation of industrial and bulk materials are compared with those of metallic deposits. Other major revisions and additions include a section on fluid inclusions, expansion of the section on wall rock alteration, expansion of the material on isotope studies, and the inclusion of a section on hydraulic fracturing and seismic pumping.

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About the author (1993)

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.

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