Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials
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The mineral exploration and mining industry is a dynamic, diverse and wealth-building sector in which a wide range of people are involved professionally or personally. At the same time, it is an industry based on applied science and technology with a lexicon not widely understood by many of these participants. This book bridges that gap. Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials is an indispensable primer for anyone working, studying or interested in geology and the mineral exploration and mining industry but who does not have a background in the sector.
Studying or interested geology, mining, exploration, business, discovery or environmental studies?
Want to better evaluate mineral development proposals?
Need to make informed mining-related investment decisions?
This richly illustrated book provides a thorough overview of the industry from the exploration phase to mine closure and includes a comprehensive glossary.
Chapter 1: Industry Overview
Chapter 2: Geology
Chapter 3: Mineral Deposits
Chapter 4: Mineral Exploration
Chapter 5: Mineral Resources and Reserves and Mining Technical Studies
Chapter 6: Mining
Chapter 7: Mineral Processing
Chapter 8: Environmental Considerations
Chapter 9: Evaluating Exploration Companies and Technical News Releases
Dr. Robert Stevens is a professional geologist and President of Pakawau GeoManagement Inc. that provides training and consulting services to the mineral exploration and mining industry. Dr. Stevens was the Vice President at the Association for Mineral Exploration BC from 2018 to 2020 where he was responsible for a diverse set of policy files and where he led the development of guidance documents to advance the state of practice in the mineral exploration sector. Prior to that he was a Director at the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) from 2016-2018. At CIRDI, Rob was responsible for international training programs including those on mine closure, environmental impact assessment, tailings and mine water management. From 2010-2016, Rob was the Associate Dean of Natural Resources and Engineering at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and from 2000-2010 he was a faculty member and head of the Mining and Mineral Exploration department at BCIT.
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