Applied Mineralogy in the Mining IndustryBy
- W. Petruk, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hardbound, 288 pages
Published: November 2000
...Petruk's book seems to be the first endeavor to organize a great deal of (relevant) information in a compact, well documented (over 350 references), and well indexed form. The book also contains numerous photomicrographs of mineral polished sections, numerous Tables giving chemical and mineralogical analysis of samples, graphs, and flowsheets. ...The book certainly will be an important guide for those entering the field and a valuable reference work for those already in the field.
F. Habashi, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, Minerals Engineering
...Dr. Petruk is one of a handful of specialists who have developed the field of applied mineralogy. The text is richly illustrated with his experience which I am glad he has had the time and inclination to compile. The emphasis on practice - the applied - is welcomed and fills a void.
J. Finch, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, C.I.M. Bulletin
...this book is very valuable in principle, and especially with reference to Canadian ores and similar ones elsewhere. ...I recommend it to anyone active in the solution of ore problems.
G.C. Amstutz, Heidelberg, Germany, International Liaison Group on Gold Mineralization
...The book should be in the libraries of mining companies that process the ores and ore types discussed therein, as well as those of university and government laboratories with strengths in mineralogy and mineral processing.
L.J. Cabri, The Canadian Mineralogist