Introduction to Mineral Exploration

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Charles Moon, Michael Whateley, Anthony M. Evans
Wiley, Mar 23, 2009 - Science - 496 pages
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This new, up dated edition of Introduction to Mineral Exploration provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of mineral exploration.

  • 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.
  • Includes six detailed case studies, selected for the range of different problems and considerations they present to the mineral explorationist.
  • Features new chapters on handling mineral exploration data and a new case study on the exploration for diamonds.
  • Essential reading for upper level undergraduates studying ore geology, mineral exploration, mining geology, coal exploration, and industrial minerals, as well as professional geologists.

Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/moon.

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About the author (2009)

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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