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Mineral Resources

From Exploration to Sustainability Assessment

  • Equips students to handle the diverse situations in mineral resource exploration, evaluation and exploitation

  • Outlines each of the varied exploration methodologies and how to interpret the geochemical database results

  • Numerous step-by-step examples help the reader to learn quickly about mineral resource evaluation

  • Summarizes the basic guidelines to evaluate mining projects EIAs worlwide

  • Outlines each of the main mining software programs for geological exploration and mining design

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction and General Concepts

    • Manuel Bustillo Revuelta
    Pages 1-48
  3. Mineral Deposits: Types and Geology

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    Pages 49-119
  4. Mineral Resource Exploration

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    Pages 121-222
  5. Mineral Resource Evaluation

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    Pages 223-309
  6. Mineral Resource Extraction

    • Manuel Bustillo Revuelta
    Pages 311-421
  7. Mineral Processing

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    Pages 423-530
  8. Environment and Sustainability

    • Manuel Bustillo Revuelta
    Pages 531-614
  9. Mining Software

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    Pages 615-638
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 639-653

About this book

This comprehensive textbook covers all major topics related to the utilization of mineral resources for human activities. It begins with general concepts like definitions of mineral resources, mineral resources and humans, recycling mineral resources, distribution of minerals resources across Earth, and international standards in mining, among others. Then it turns to a classification of mineral resources, covering the main types from a geological standpoint. The exploration of mineral resources is also treated, including geophysical methods of exploration, borehole geophysical logging, geochemical methods, drilling methods, and mineral deposit models in exploration.

Further, the book addresses the evaluation of mineral resources, from sampling techniques to the economic evaluation of mining projects (i.e. types and density of sampling, mean grade definition and calculation, Sichel’s estimator, evaluation methods – classical and geostatistical, economic evaluation – NPV, IRR, and PP, estimation of risk, and software for evaluating mineral resources). It subsequently describes key mineral resource exploitation methods (open pit and underground mining) and the mineral processing required to obtain saleable products (crushing, grinding, sizing, ore separation, and concentrate dewatering, also with some text devoted to tailings dams). Lastly, the book discusses the environmental impact of mining, covering all the aspects of this very important topic, from the description of diverse impacts to the environmental impact assessment (EIA), which is essential in modern mining projects.

Keywords

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mineral Resources Evaluation
  • Mineral Resources Exploitation
  • Mineral Resources Exploration
  • mineral resources
  • economic geology

Reviews

“Students of the mining industry are rarely exposed to the other fields that comprise the mining project enterprise, nor are they well versed in the project economics. … It would therefore represent a useful reference for any student or professional seeking to gain an integrated understanding of the mining industry: a valued skill in any profession. The positive recommendation is offered here for the right-sized summaries and many practical axioms provided for the dozens of explored subjects.” (Guy Desharnais, Mineralium Deposita, Vol. 54, 2019)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Geology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

    Manuel Bustillo Revuelta

About the author

Manuel Bustillo Revuelta - Complutense University of Madrid, Facultad de Geología, Madrid, Spain. 

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eBook USD 49.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-58760-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)