Handbook of Mineral Exploration and Ore Petrology: Techniques & Applications

By: R. Dhana Raju

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Contents Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. I. Techniques 2. Field study. 3. Sampling and megascopic study. 4. Density and other petrophysical properties. 5. Luminescence. 6. Section preparation staining and modal analysis. 7. Microscopic study. 8. Photography. 9. Mineral separation. 10. Mechanical analysis of clastic sediments. 11. X ray diffraction. 12. Differential thermal analysis. 13. Thermogravimetric analysis. 14. Fluid inclusion study. 15. Radioactivity. 16. Process mineralogy. 17. Chemical analysis. II. Applications 18. Nomenclature and classification of rocks and ore deposits. 19. Mineral exploration states and spectra. 20. Petromineragraphy in mineral exploration and exploitation and other related disciplines. 21. X ray diffraction study in mineral exploration. 22. Geologic thermobarometers. 23. Provenance study. 24. Fluid inclusion study as a tool in mineral exploration. 25. Luminescence study as a tool in mineral exploration. 26. Ore petrology in characterization of mineralization. Subject index. From the Foreword The present textbook Handbook of Mineral Exploration and Ore Petrology Techniques and Applications is a useful compendium that places under one cover a concise account of various petro mineralogical techniques and their applications in mineral exploration. The book addresses in two parts the basic principles and practical aspects of the methodology involved in several techniques used in petro mineralogical investigations as an aid to mineral exploration. The author presents in Part I broad guidelines that can provide an introduction to the current practices in sampling estimation of petrophysical properties techniques of mineral identification under both transmitted and reflected light determination of modal composition of rocks photographic documentation techniques of separating pure mineral fractions assessment of parameters of sedimentary rocks and the use of techniques of X ray diffraction differential thermal and thermo gravimetric analyses fluid inclusion study radioactivity in minerals and rocks process mineralogy and chemical analysis. Part II introduces the reader to the application of the data and information obtained by using these techniques which helps in a comprehensive characterization of ores and evaluation of mineral deposits for their commercial viability of exploitation. Printed Pages: 494.

Title: Handbook of Mineral Exploration and Ore Petrology: Techniques & Applications

Author Name: R. Dhana Raju

Categories: Geology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Bangalore, India, Geological Society of India: 2009

ISBN: 8185867925

ISBN 13: 9788185867922

Book Condition: New

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