Mineral exploration is an economic activity of worldwide importance. This volume, originally published in 1988, makes a substantial contribution to the understanding of mineral exploration and the major economic, political, and geologic forces that govern it. Some chapters examine the behaviour and performance of particular participants in the exploration process while others focus on specific countries. This is a valuable title for any student interested in environmental studies and the global impact of econonmics.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. A Perspective on Worldwide Exploration for Minerals 3. Base and Precious Metals Exploration by Major Corporations 4. Mineral Exploration in Developing Countries: Botswana and Papua New Guinea Case Studies 5. Mineral Exploration in South Africa 6. Prospecting and Exploration in the Soviet Union 7. Multilateral Exploration Assistance: The united Nations Programs 8. French Mineral Exploration, 1973-82 9. The Canadian Mineral Discovery Experience Since World War II 10. Exploration in the Unites States 11. Economic Productivity of Base Metal Exploration in Australia and Canada 12. Are Ore Grades Declining? The Canadian Experience, 1939-89; Index