Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation offers a thorough overview of methods used in mineral exploration campaigns, evaluation, reporting and economic assessment processes. Fully illustrated to cover the state-of-the-art exploration techniques and evaluation of mineral assets being practiced globally, this up-to-date reference offers balanced coverage of the latest knowledge and current global trends in successful mineral exploration and evaluation. From mineral deposits, to remote sensing, to sampling and analysis, Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation offers an extensive look at this rapidly changing field.
- Covers the complete spectrum of all aspects of ore deposits and mining them, providing a 'one-stop shop' for experts and students
- Presents the most up-to-date information on developments and methods in all areas of mineral exploration
- Includes chapters on application of GIS, statistics, and geostatistics in mineral exploration and evaluation
- Includes case studies to enhance practical application of concepts
Dr. S.M. Gandhi obtained his M. Tech and Ph.D degrees in Applied Geology in 1967 and 1975, respectively, from Sagar University, India. He joined Hindustan Zinc (HZL) in 1971 as Exploration/Mining geologist and worked in Zawar group of mines until 1974. Between 1974 and 1979, he was a Canadian Commonwealth Fellow and carried out research on Lithogeochemical Exploration Techniques for base metals in Eastern Canada and obtained a Ph.D from Univ. of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada, in 1978. During his stay in North America, besides serving as a faculty member in UNB in mineral exploration and exploration geochemistry, Dr. Gandhi visited and worked in various world-class base and precious metal prospects/deposits along with multinational exploration groups in Canada and USA. He has 62 scientific publications in peer-reviewed, national and international journals. He is now a consultant in Mineral Exploration & Mineral Evaluation and a guest faculty member in a few Universities, teaching Mineral Exploration courses.