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Description - Introduction to Mineral Exploration by Charles Moon

This new, updated edition of Introduction to Mineral Exploration provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of mineral exploration. Successful mineral exploration requires excellence in geology as well as integration with a range of other scientific, engineering, and financial techniques. This book covers not only the nature of mineral exploration but also considers other factors essential to successful exploration, from target evaluation to feasibility studies for extraction and production. Six detailed case studies, selected for the range of different problems and considerations they present to the mineral explorationist, are also included. This second edition is updated to include new chapters on handling mineral exploration data and a new case study on the exploration for diamonds. Introduction to Mineral Exploration is essential reading for upper level undergraduates studying ore geology, mineral exploration, mining geology, coal exploration, and industrial minerals, as well as professional geologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405113175
ISBN-10: 1405113170
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 192mm x 25mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Moon

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.