Editor's Foreword. Preface. List of Contributors. Part I: Principles Underlying Drainage Geochemistry. 1. Introduction: The Foundations of Modern Drainage Geochemistry (J.A. Plant, M. Hale). 2. Mineral Deposit Models and Primary Rock Geochemical Characteristics (J.A. Plant, J. Tarney). 3. Modifications to the Geochemical Signatures of Ore Deposits and their Associated Rocks in Different Surface Environments (J.A. Plant, R.W. Raiswell). 4. Strategic Choices in Drainage Geochemistry (M. Hale). Part II: Drainage Geochemistry Sample Media. 5. Stream Sediments in Mineral Exploration (R.T. Ottesen, P.K. Theobald). 6. Heavy-Mineral Concentrates in Geochemical Exploration (H. Stendal, P.K. Theobald). 7. Lake Sediment Sampling in Mineral Exploration (E.M. Cameron). 8. Natural Waters as Sample Media in Drainage Geochemistry (A. Giblin). Part III: Drainage Geochemistry for Different Natural Environments. 9. Drainage Geochemistry in Glaciated Terrain (A. Björklund, P. Lehmuspelto, R.T. Ottesen, A. Steenfelt). 10. Drainage Geochemistry in Tropical Rain Forest Terrains (J.D. Appleton, J. Ridgway). 11. Drainage Geochemistry in Arid Regions (R.H. Mazzucchelli). 12. Drainage Geochemistry in Young Folded Mountain Belts (E. Wilhelm, D. Artignan). Part IV: Drainage Geochemistry for Specific Applications. 13. Drainage Geochemistry in Contaminated Terrains (D.C. Cooper, I. Thornton). 14. Drainage Geochemistry in Gold Exploration (I. Nichol, M. Hale, W.K. Fletcher). 15. Drainage Geochemistry in Uranium Exploration (A.W. Rose). 16. Selective Extraction and Contrasting Sample Media in Drainage Geochemistry (J.S. Coats, R.C. Leake, D. Peachey).