Mineral resources, economics and the environment / Steve E. Kesler and Adam C. SimonPublisher: London: Cambridge University Press, 2015Edition: 2nd edDescription: xii, 434 pISBN: 9781107074910Subject(s): Mines and mineral resources | Mineral industries | Mines and mineral resources | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / PetroleumDDC classification: 333.85 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 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; Glossary; References; Index.
"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"--