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Economic Geology : Principles and Practice.

Author: Walter L Pohl
Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2011.
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This book is a broad overview on geoscientific aspects of mineral deposits and mineral resources, including their geological characteristics, and the investigation of newly found deposits. In  Read more...


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Pohl, Walter L.
Economic Geology : Principles and Practice.
Somerset : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter L Pohl
ISBN: 9781444394863 144439486X
OCLC Number: 927509297
Description: 1 online resource (975 pages)
Contents: Preface. Introduction. What are ore deposits? Mining in the stress field between society and environment. The mineral resources conundrum. Part I Metalliferous Ore Deposits. 1 Geological ore formation process systems (metallogenesis). Synopsis. 1.1 Magmatic Ore Formation Systems. 1.2 Supergene Ore Formation Systems. 1.3 Sedimentary Ore Formation Systems. 1.4 Diagenetic Ore Formation Systems. 1.5 Metamorphic and Metamorphosed Ore Deposits. 1.6 Metamorphogenic Ore Formation Systems. 1.7 Metallogeny - Ore Deposit Formation in Space and Time. 1.8 Genetic Classification of Ore and Mineral Deposits. 1.9 Summary and Further Reading. 2 Economic geology of metals. Synopsis. 2.1 The Iron and Steel Metals. 2.2 Base Metals. 2.3 Precious Metals. 2.4 Light Metals. 2.5 Minor and Speciality Metals. 2.6 Summary and Further Reading. Part II Non-Metallic Minerals and Rocks. 3 Industrial minerals, earths and rocks. Synopsis. 3.1 Andalusite, Kyanite and Sillimanite. 3.2 Asbestos. 3.3 Barite and Celestite. 3.4 Bentonite (Smectite Rocks). 3.5 Boron. 3.6 Carbonate Rocks: Limestone, Calcite Marble, Marlstone, Dolomite. 3.7 Clay and Clay Rocks. 3.8 Diamond. 3.9 Diatomite and Tripoli. 3.10 Feldspar. 3.11 Fluorite. 3.12 Graphite. 3.12.1 Graphite deposit types. 3.13 Gypsum and Anhydrite. 3.14 Kaolin. 3.15 Magnesite. 3.16 Mica (Muscovite, Phlogopite, Vermiculite). 3.17 Olivine. 3.18 Phosphates. 3.19 Quartz and Silicon. 3.20 Quartzite. 3.21 Quartz Sand and Gravel. 3.22 Sodium Carbonate, Sulfate and Alum. 3.23 Sulphur. 3.24 Talc and Pyrophyllite. 3.25 Volcaniclastic Rocks. 3.26 Wollastonite. 3.27 Zeolites. 3.28 Summary and Further Reading. 4 Salt deposits (evaporites). Synopsis. 4.1 Salt Minerals and Salt Rocks. 4.2 The Formation of Salt Deposits. 4.3 Post-Depositional Fate of Salt Rocks. 4.4 From Exploration to Salt Mining. 4.5 Summary and Further Reading. Part III The Practice of Economic Geology. 5 Geological concepts and methods in the mining cycle: exploration, exploitation and closure of mines. Synopsis. 5.1 Economic Considerations. 5.2 The Search for Mineral Deposits (Exploration). 5.3 Development and Valuation of Mineral Deposits. 5.4 Mining and the Environment. 5.5 Deep Geological Disposal of Dangerous Waste. 5.6 Summary and Further Reading. Part IV Fossil Energy Raw Materials -- Coal, Oil and Gas. 6 Coal. Synopsis. 6.1 The Substance of Coal. 6.2 Peat Formation and Coal Deposits. 6.3 The Coalification Process. 6.4 Post-Depositional Changes of Coal Seams. 6.5 Applications of Coal Geology. 6.6 Summary and Further Reading. 7 Petroleum and natural gas deposits. Synopsis. 7.1 Species of Natural Bitumens, Gas and Kerogen, and their Properties. 7.2 The Origin of Petroleum and Natural Gas. 7.3 Formation of Petroleum and Natural Gas Deposits. 7.4 Exploring for Petroleum and Natural Gas Deposits. 7.5 The Exploitation of Petroleum and Natural Gas Deposits. 7.6 Tar Sand, Asphalt, Pyrobitumen and Shungite. 7.7 Oil Shales. 7.8 Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Production. 7.9 Summary and Further Reading. Epilogue. References. Index.


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