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Main Title Giant Metallic Deposits Future Sources of Industrial Metals / [electronic resource] :
Author Laznicka, Peter.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2010
ISBN 9783642124051
Subjects Geography. ; Geology. ; Geology, economic. ; Mines and mineral resources. ; Mineralogy.
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Collation XIV, 950p. 18 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Civilization based on metals -- Data on metallic deposits and magnitude categories: the giant and world class deposits -- From trace metals to giant deposits -- Geological divisions that contain ore giants: introduction and the role of mantle -- Oceans and young island arc systems -- Andean-type convergent continental margins (upper volcanic-sedimentary level) -- Cordilleran granitoids in convergent continental margins (lower, plutonic levels) -- Intracratonic (intraplate) orogens granites hydrothermal deposits -- Volcano-sedimentary orogens -- Precambrian greenstone-granite terrains -- Proterozoic-style intracratonic orogens and basins: extension, sedimentation, magmatism -- Rifts, paleorifts, rifted margins, anorogenic and alkaline magmatism -- Sedimentary associations and regolith -- Higher-grade metamorphic associations -- Giant deposits in geological context -- Giant deposits: industry, economics, politics -- Finding or acquiring giant deposits -- Epilogue -- References -- Index of mineral deposits -- Appendix: Database of significant metal accumulations. 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.
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2010
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131218223739
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 04047nam a22004335i 45