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Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment

Steve Kesler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Adam Simon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition
Second edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781107074910, 1107074916
Summary
"Written for students and professionals, this revised textbook surveys the mineral industry from geological, environmental and economic perspectives. Thoroughly updated, the text includes a new chapter on technology industry metals as well as separate chapters on mineral economics and environmental geochemistry. Carefully designed figures simplify difficult concepts and show the location of important deposits and trade patterns, emphasising the true global nature of mineral resources. Featuring boxes highlighting special interest topics, the text equips students with the skills they need to contribute to the energy and mineral questions currently facing society, including issues regarding oil pipelines, nuclear power plants, water availability and new mining locations. Technical terms are highlighted when first used, and references are included to allow students to delve more deeply into areas of interest. Multiple choice and short answer questions are provided for instructors online at www.cambridge.org/kesler to complete the teaching package"--
Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Origin of mineral deposits
  • 3. Environmental geochemistry and mineral resources
  • 4. Mineral exploration and production
  • 5. Mineral law and land access
  • 6. Mineral economics
  • 7. Energy mineral resources
  • 8. Iron, steel and the ferroalloy metals
  • 9. Light and base metals
  • 10. Technology elements
  • 11. Precious metals and gems
  • 12. Agricultural and chemical minerals
  • 13. Construction and industrial minerals
  • 14. Global mineral reserves and resources
  • Appendix 1. Minerals, rocks and geologic time
  • Appendix 2. Ore minerals and materials
  • Appendix 3. Units and conversion factors.
Description
xii, 434 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps ; 29 cm
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