Introduction to Mineral Exploration

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9780632024278: Introduction to Mineral Exploration

Ores and industrial minerals are the foundation of our manufacturing and construction industries. Therefore, mineral exploration is a key area of economic geology. It is also a more exacting science than previous textbooks on the subject would suggest, and it has been galvanised in recent years by the development of new techniques.

Introduction to Mineral Exploration covers the nature of mineral exploration, including its economics, and the principal techniques employed in prospecting programs. However, it also goes further, to disucss the other factors and decisions essential to an exploration programme: target evaluation and pre-development studies.

The book is written for senior undergraduates and professional geologists studying mineral exploration, mining geology, coal exploration, industrial mineralogy and ore geology.

A distinctive feature of the book is the inclusion of six in-depth studies of deposit types, selected for their variety and the different geochemical, geophysical and other problems they present to the mineral prospector.

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About the Author:

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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"Introduction to Mineral Exploration is a well written introductory text that describes the principles of mineral exploration."..."Overall, and as an introduction to mineral exploration, I rate this book very highly. All points favourably to this text remaining relevant and useful well into the future."
Journal of Pure and Applied Geophysics - March 98

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