Geological Problem Solving with Lotus 1-2-3 for Exploration and Mining Geology


  • G.S. Koch, Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

Presents effective methods for using Lotus 1-2-3 techniques to solve problems in exploration and mining geology. 1-2-3 programmes are provided in conjunction with named worksheets or templates, together with brief explanatory text. Problem solving is based on a well-established and maintained software package. A floppy diskette is supplied enabling users, following brief instructions, to solve problems immediately.
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For seniors, graduates and professionals in geology, mining engineering, mineral economics and the mineral industry.


Book information

  • Published: August 1990
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-040281-9


...a valuable contribution to the geologist's bag of tricks.
Mathematical Geolgoy vol 23 No 5

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Part 1. Exploration. Confidence intervals. Fitting a straight line to exploration data. Analysis of variance. Exploration geochemical data. Exploration models. Probability and related calculations. Part 2. Evaluation. Compound interest. Depreciation and depletion. Discounted cash flow rate of return. Blocking ore from data in development workings. Blocking ore from drillhole data. Ore concentration and smelter settlement. Peters's model for mineral property evaluation. References. Index.