Best Reference Books – Mineral Deposits

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Mineral Deposits subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Mineral Deposits along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Mineral Deposits subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Mineral Deposits" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Economic Geology: Economic Mineral Deposits” by U Prasad

“Economic Geology: Economic Mineral Deposits” Book Review: This book provides information on economic geology. It discusses essential factors in mineral deposition and ore-genesis and the processes involved for the formation of mineral deposits. The book covers chapters on mineral paragenesis and zoning metallogenic epochs and provinces along with the control of mineral localisation. It discusses classification of mineral and metallic mineral deposits as well as non metallic minerals.

2. “Economic Mineral Deposits” by Mead L Jensen and Alan M Bateman

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“Economic Mineral Deposits” Book Review: This book gives a brief history on the use of minerals and the development of economic geology. It includes contents on the mineral economics and exploration, materials of mineral deposits and their formation along with the petrology of mineral deposits. The book discusses the processes involved in the formation of mineral deposits such as magmatic concentration, sublimation, contact metasomatism, hydrothermal, etc,. It covers chapters on the precious metals, non ferrous metals, iron and ferro alloy metals, minor metals and related nonmetals, etc,.
3. “Understanding Mineral Deposits” by Kula Misra

“Understanding Mineral Deposits” Book Review: This book provides information on mineral deposits which supplies useful material for human consumption. The book is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students in the field of geology. In recent years, study of mineral deposits has a great advantage in field observations, sophisticated laboratory techniques. This book outlines the various applications of concepts in the field of geology. The book can also be used by professional economic geologists as a reference.

4. “Macraes Orogenic Gold Deposit (New Zealand): Origin and Development of a World Class Gold Mine (SpringerBriefs in World Mineral Deposits)” by Doug MacKenzie and Dave Craw

“Macraes Orogenic Gold Deposit(New Zealand): Origin and Development of a World Class Gold Mine” Book Review: This book provides information on the nature and origin of the Macraes gold deposit. It discusses the features of this deposit which can be used in the resource geology community. The book explains this world class gold deposit which provides a geological and economic success story. The deposits come in a discontinuous quartz vein that measures only meters to a large scale mine in deposits.

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5. “The Rhenish Massif: Structure, Evolution, Mineral Deposits and Present Geodynamics (Earth Evolution Sciences)” by Andreas Vogel and Hubert Miller
6. “Stratabound Ore Deposits in the Andes (Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits)” by Lluis Fontbote and Esteban Cedillo

“Stratabound Ore Deposits in the Andes(Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits)” Book Review: This book was compiled from the international seminar on stratabound ore deposits that took place in Peru. The book shows the state of the art of stratabound ore deposits in the Andes. The book contains chapters on the geologic framework. It also includes the metallogenesis in Andean countries along with the types of deposits. It alo outlines the introductory overview of the stratabound ore deposits in the Andes. It emphasizes the geotectonic position as a classification tool.

7. “Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits: Principles and Fundamental Concepts for the Exploration Geologist” by Franco Pirajno

“Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits: Principles and Fundamental Concepts for the Exploration Geologist” Book Review: This book gives exploration geologists the information required for searching new mineral deposits and reassessing the existing ones. It allows the exploration geologist to become more familiar with the various aspects of geology of ore deposits. The book discusses the role and knowledge required for the successful exploration of mineral commodities. It also provides the up-to-date information of the concepts and ideas of earth sciences. The book also deals with the fundamental aspects of hydrothermal mineral deposits.

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8. “Ore Genesis: The State of the Art (Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits)” by G C Amstutz and A El Goresy
9. “Statistical Evaluations in Exploration for Mineral Deposits” by D Large and Friedrich-Wilhelm Wellmer

“Statistical Evaluations in Exploration for Mineral Deposits” Book Review: This book provides information on the theory and examples of mineral exploration. The book is designed for scientists, students involved in mineral economic evaluations or decisions. This book outlines the various methods used to explore campaigns and mining activities. The book discusses the statistical evaluations of exploration of data and made vademecum for geologists. The geologists are those who make quick decisions for exploration of the project.

10. “Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits: 1” by Jean-Michel Rendu

“Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits: 1” Book Review: This book explores the many-faceted risk evaluation necessary before investing hard-earned dollars. This book is written by professionals with technical and financial studies, risk assessment background, that gives knowledge on investing in a mining project. The book discussed the issues of the composition of the ore deposit as well as the management’s previous record. It provides a guide on how to tackle problems, invest with high confidence and plan to reduce the risks.

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