Geological Methods in Mineral Exploration and Mining

Geological Methods in Mineral Exploration and Mining

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This book is written as a practical field manual to effective. Each geolOgist has to develop his/her be used by geologists engaged in mineral explo own techniques and will ultimately be judged on ration. It is also hoped that it will serve as a text results, not the process by which these results and reference for students in Applied Geology were reached. In mineral exploration, the only courses of universities and colleges. The book 'right' way of doing anything is the way that aims to outline some of the practical skills that locates ore in the quickest and most cost-effective turn the graduate geologist into an explo manner. It is preferable, however, for an individ rationist:. It is intended as a practical 'how to' ual to develop his/her own method of operation book, rather than as a text on geological or ore after having tried, and become aware of, those deposit theory. procedures which experience has shown to work An explorationist is a professional who search well and which are generally accepted in indus try as good exploration practice. es for ore bodies in a scientific and structured way. Although an awkward and artificial term, The chapters of the book approximately fol this is the only available word to describe the low the steps which a typical exploration pro totality of the skills which are needed to locate gramme would go through. In Chapter 1, the and define economic mineralization.The log sheet is drawn up in to rows representing the metre advances, and columns for each attribute which it is desired to record. ... When convenient, the data can then be downloaded to a larger PC for storage, processing or plotting with one of the many exploration data software packages that are available. The bottom-of-hole washed sample should be stored in plastic cuttings boxes (Figure 4.22).

Title:Geological Methods in Mineral Exploration and Mining
Author:Roger Marjoribanks
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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