Giant Metallic Deposits

Future Sources of Industrial Metals

Authors: Laznicka, Peter

  • Examines a body of solid facts rather than rapidly changing theories
  • Offers abundant material for metallogeny research
  • Includes practical information for explorationists
  • Provides inspiration for commodity investors
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Metals in the earth's crust are very unevenly distributed and, traditionally, a small number of ore deposits, districts or countries have dominated the world supply and have influenced commodity prices. The importance of exceptionally large, or rich, deposits has greatly increased in the age of globalization when a small number of international corporations dominate the metals market, based on few very large ore deposits, practically anywhere in the world. Search for giant orebodies thus drives the exploration industry: not only the in-house teams of large internationals, but also hundreds of junior companies hoping to sell their significant discoveries to the "big boys". Geological characteristics of giant metallic deposits and their setting and the politico-economic constraints of access to and exploitation in prospective areas have been a "hot topic" in the past fifteen years, but the knowledge generated and published has been one-sided, scattered and fragmented. This is the first comprehensive book on the subject that provides body of solid facts rather than rapidly changing theories, written by author of the Empirical Metallogeny book series and founder of the Data Metallogenica visual knowledge system on mineral deposits of the world, who has had an almost 40 years long international academic and industrial experience. The book will provide abundant material for comparative research in metallogeny, practical information for the explorationists as to where to look for the "elephants", and some inspiration for commodity investors.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Civilization based on metals

    Laznicka, Peter

    Pages 5-36

  • Data on metallic deposits and magnitude categories: the giant and world class deposits

    Laznicka, Peter

    Pages 37-58

  • From trace metals to giant deposits

    Laznicka, Peter

    Pages 59-68

  • Geological divisions that contain ore giants: introduction and the role of mantle

    Laznicka, Peter

    Pages 69-80

  • Oceans and young island arc systems

    Laznicka, Peter

    Pages 81-108

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eBook $299.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $379.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-12404-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Giant Metallic Deposits
Book Subtitle
Future Sources of Industrial Metals
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12405-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12405-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12404-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 949
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