Classification, Distribution and Uses of Ores and Ore Deposits

  • Nicholas ArndtEmail author
  • Stephen Kesler
  • Clément Ganino
Part of the Springer Mineralogy book series (MINERAL)


The geological literature contains many schemes for classifying ore minerals. Some have an economic basis linked to the end use of the metal or mineral; others depend partly or entirely on geologic factors.


Gold Deposit Copper Deposit Greenstone Belt Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide Convergent Margin 
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  2. Evans AM (1993) Ore geology and industrial minerals, an Introduction. Blackwell Science, Oxford. ISBN 0-632-02953-6Google Scholar

General Sources

  1. British Geological Survey, World Mineral Production 2005–2009.
  2. Canadian Geological Survey, Geological Data Repository.
  3. Trade Map—Trade statistics for international mineral trade.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Arndt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen Kesler
    • 2
  • Clément Ganino
    • 3
  1. 1.ISTerreUniversité de Grenoble AlpesGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Geoazur Bât. 1Université de Nice—Sophia AntipolisValbonneFrance

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