Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment

Mineral Resources

From Exploration to Sustainability Assessment

Authors: Bustillo Revuelta, Manuel

  • 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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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

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

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction and General Concepts

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    Pages 1-48

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  • Mineral Deposits: Types and Geology

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    Pages 49-119

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  • Mineral Resource Exploration

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    Pages 121-222

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  • Mineral Resource Evaluation

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    Pages 223-309

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  • Mineral Resource Extraction

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    Pages 311-421

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Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58760-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58758-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mineral Resources
Book Subtitle
From Exploration to Sustainability Assessment
Authors
Series Title
Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58760-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58760-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58758-5
Series ISSN
2510-1307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 653
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 483 illustrations in colour
Topics