Mineral Exploration: Principles and Applications

Other | December 31, 2012

byS. K. Haldar, S. K. Haldar

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Globally, mineral exploration has grown significantly in recent years, driven by the rapid acceleration in prices for gold and diamonds since 2004 and the emergence of a middle class in both China and India-aggressively increased demand. Despite this resurgence, no single book has been published that takes an interdisciplinary approach in addressing the full scope of mineral exploration-from mining and extraction to economic evaluation, policies, sustainability, and environmental impacts.Mineral Exploration: Principles and Applicationsaccomplishes this by presenting each topic with theoretical approaches first followed by specific applications that can be immediately implemented in the field.



  • Presents 16 case studies that allow readers to quickly apply exploration concepts to real-life scenarios in the field
  • Includes more than 200 illustrations and full-color photographs that aid the reader in retaining key procedures and applications
  • Each chapter is structured so that its topic is discussed theoretically first followed by specific applications
  • Combines both theory and application in a multidisciplinary reference that thoroughly addresses the full scope of mineral exploration
  • Authored by an instructor with more than 30 years of experience in the field and a decade as a consultant for commercial mining companies

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Globally, mineral exploration has grown significantly in recent years, driven by the rapid acceleration in prices for gold and diamonds since 2004 and the emergence of a middle class in both China and India-aggressively increased demand. Despite this resurgence, no single book has been published that takes an interdisciplinary approach...

1. Academic qualification: B. Sc (Hons) 1963, and M. Sc (Geology) 1965, Calcutta University, D. Sc, 1983, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.2. Professional Affiliation: Life Member of Mining Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India, Indian Geological Congress and Indian Society of Earth Sciences.3. Work Experience...

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Format:OtherDimensions:372 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123914663

ISBN - 13:9780123914668

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Table of Contents

1. Mineral Exploration 2. Economic Mineral deposits and host rocks 3. Exploration Geology 4. Exploration Geochemistry 5. Exploration Geophysics 6. Photo-geology, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in Mineral Exploration 7. Sampling Methods 8. Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Estimation 9. Statistical and Geo-statistical applications in geology 10. Exploration Modeling 11. Elements of Mining 12. Mineral Processing 13. Mineral Economics 14. Environmental System Management of Mineral Resources and Sustainable development 15. Mineral deposits - Case studies 15.1. Zawar group pf zinc-lead deposit, Rajasthan 15.2. Rajpura Dariba-Bethumni zinc-lead-silver belt, Rajasthan 15.3. Rampura Agucha zinc-lead-silver deposit, Rajasthan 15.4. Malanjkhond copper deposit, Madhya Pradesh 15.5. Exploration, mining, beneficiation and environment management 15.6. Neves Corvo zinc-lead-copper deposit, Portugal 15.7. Broken Hill zinc-lead deposit, Australia 15.8. Sudbury nickel-copper-PGE deposits, Canada 15.9. Bushveld chromium-platinum deposits, South Africa 15.10. Mineral Discovery trend: The First Fifty Years