Mapping closely to how ore deposit geology is now taught, this textbook systematically describes and illustrates the major ore deposit types, linking this to their settings in the crust and the geological factors behind their formation. Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a basic background in the geosciences, it provides a balance of practical information and coverage of the relevant geological sciences, including petrological, geochemical, hydrological and tectonic processes. Important theory is summarized without unnecessary detail and integrated with students' learning in other topics, including magmatic processes and sedimentary geology, enabling students to make links across the geosciences. Students are supported by further reading, a comprehensive glossary, and problems and review questions that test the application of theoretical approaches and encourage students to use what they have learnt. A website includes visual resources and combines with the book to provide students and instructors with a complete learning package.Read more
- The content, structure and level is closely matched to the majority of courses (upper undergraduate)
- Covers specific ore deposits in detail as well as providing a process-approach to ore formation
- Considers geological processes in the context of mining, rather than tectonic, scales
- The length is tailored for a single semester course, providing full support for students without unnecessary detail
Reviews & endorsements
'This is ore deposit geology the way most professional economic geologists think, using deposit descriptions as a basis for understanding genetic processes. It is clearly structured, simply illustrated and lucidly explained. This book will be appreciated by students, teachers and professional geologists for its clarity of expression and scholarship of content.' Noel C. White, Consulting Economic Geologist and Honorary Research Professor, CODES, University of TasmaniaSee more reviews
'If you've been searching for a modern textbook on metallic ore deposits, this is a good choice. Incorporating recent observational and theoretical advances, excellent graphics, an accessible treatment of chemical processes, and end-of-chapter questions, [it] appears ideal for undergraduate geology majors.' Donald M. Burt, Arizona State University
'In this textbook, the author combines up-to-date scientific literature with well-structured discussions on ore-forming processes. This results in stimulating and insightful chapters, which provide students and teachers with an extremely useful tool. The end-of-chapter boxes and questions provide great pedagogic support for courses.' Paolo S. Garofalo, Università di Bologna
'As a teacher of an ore geology graduate course, I would efinitely suggest that this book is an improvement on what was previously available. … it delivers on its aim to convey a systematic scientific approach to understanding ore formation and I think, if used as a course book, it will help develop a generation of students with solid process-based knowledge of most ore types. The book will be dominantly read by students and teachers, but could also be useful for professional geologists wanting a modern overview of a wide range of ore deposits and ore-forming processes. Ian Pitcairn, Economic Geology
'… [the] layout, [the] clear presentation of the topic, the choice of sample deposits, the glossary of selected terms, and the excellent graphic material make this textbook a most useful means to study the geology of ore deposits.' Geologos
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- Date Published: July 2013
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107022225
- length: 409 pages
- dimensions: 251 x 192 x 23 mm
- weight: 1.05kg
- contains: 185 b/w illus. 6 tables 30 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. What is an ore deposit?
2. Magmatic ore deposits
3. Hydrothermal ore deposits I: magmatic and orogenic environments
4. Hydrothermal ore deposits II: sedimentary environments
5. Ore deposits formed in sedimentary environments
6. Supergene ores and supergene overprinting of ores
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