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The Resource Biogeochemistry in mineral exploration

Biogeochemistry in mineral exploration

Label
Biogeochemistry in mineral exploration
Title
Biogeochemistry in mineral exploration
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Significant refinements of biogeochemical methods applied to mineral exploration have been made during more than twenty years since the last major publication on this technique. This innovative, practical and comprehensive text is designed as a field handbook and an office reference volume. It outlines the historical development of biogeochemical methods applied to mineral exploration, and provides details of what, how, why and when to collect samples from all major climatic environments with examples from around the world. Recent commercialization of sophisticated analytical technology permits immensely more insight into the multi-element composition of plants. In particular, precise determination of ultra-trace levels of pathfinder elements in dry tissues and recognition of element distribution patterns with respect to concealed mineralization. Data handling and interpretation are discussed in context of a wealth of previously unpublished information, including a section on plant mineralogy, much of which has been classified as confidential until recently. Data are provided on the biogeochemistry of more than 60 elements and, by case history examples, their roles discussed in assisting in the discovery of concealed mineral deposits. A look to the future includes the potential role of bacteria to provide new focus for mineral exploration. Analyses of samples from the controlled environment of Britains Eden Project are presented on an accompanying CD as part of a database that includes, also, the potential role of the halogens to assist in mineral exploration. Data on this CD provide a hands-on approach for the reader to interrogate and personally assess real datasets from the burgeoning discipline of biogeochemical exploration. * Describes the practical aspects of plant selection and collection in different environments around the world, and how to process and analyze them *Discusses more than 60 elements in plants, with data interpretation and case history results that include exploration for Au, PGEs, U, base metals and kimberlites * Contains databases as digital files on an accompanying CD for "hands-on" experimentation with real biogeochemical data
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Cataloging source
OPELS
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Dunn, Colin E
Dewey number
622/.12
Index
index present
LC call number
TN270
LC item number
.D86 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Handbook of exploration and environmental geochemistry,
Series volume
v. 9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biogeochemical prospecting
  • Biogeochemistry
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Biogeochemical prospecting
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Prospection biogéochimique
  • Minéraux
  • Mines et ressources minières
Label
Biogeochemistry in mineral exploration
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Plant Function, Chemistry and Mineralogy. 3. Field Guide 1: Climatic and Geographic Zones. 4. Field Guide 2: Sample Selection and Collection. 5. Survey Design and Comparisons with Other Sample Media. 6. Sample Preparation and Decomposition. 7. Plant Analysis. 8. The Eden Project Source of a Biogeochemical Database. 9. Biogeochemical Behaviour of the Elements. 10. Data Handling and Analysis. 11. Case Histories. 12. Exploration Geomicrobiology The New Frontier. 13. A Look to the Future. References
Control code
162130175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080546490
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
109249:109295
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)162130175
Label
Biogeochemistry in mineral exploration
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Plant Function, Chemistry and Mineralogy. 3. Field Guide 1: Climatic and Geographic Zones. 4. Field Guide 2: Sample Selection and Collection. 5. Survey Design and Comparisons with Other Sample Media. 6. Sample Preparation and Decomposition. 7. Plant Analysis. 8. The Eden Project Source of a Biogeochemical Database. 9. Biogeochemical Behaviour of the Elements. 10. Data Handling and Analysis. 11. Case Histories. 12. Exploration Geomicrobiology The New Frontier. 13. A Look to the Future. References
Control code
162130175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080546490
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
109249:109295
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)162130175

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