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Heavy Minerals in Use

The book is structured thematically, encompassing principles, processes and products, practice and applications. Discussion of processes that control heavy mineral assemblages throughout the rock cycle are presented by leading experts, whose key-note works are followed by specialist case studies. Each work also provides details on the geology of the study area, techniques and data treatment. The high number of contributions represent the collective experience and wisdom of generations of geologists, and provide an invaluable source of references to works carried out in many parts of the world.

Researchers and practitioners in geology, sedimentology, geochemistry, petrology, and coastal engineering as well as major oil companies, drilling programs, and the libraries that serve them.


Published: August 2007

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51753-1


  • "Both students and seasoned experts working with heavy minerals and clastic sediments in general will find this book an essential piece of literature. It is highly recommended for libraries of universities and research institutions." -- Borna Luzar-Oberiter, University of Zagreb, writing in the Journal of Sedimentary Research


  • ForewordPart I: Heavy Minerals in the Study of Siliciclastic Sediments: Principles, Processes, and Products.Part II: Academic Research: Provenance, Transport, Deposition, Exhumation.Part III: Integrated and Interdisciplinary Heavy Mineral Applications.Part IV: Industrial ApplicationsConcluding remarks


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