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Heavy Minerals in Use - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444517531, 9780080548593

Heavy Minerals in Use, Volume 58

1st Edition

Editors: Maria Mange David Wright
eBook ISBN: 9780080548593
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444517531
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 3rd August 2007
Page Count: 1328
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Table of Contents

Part 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 Applications
Concluding remarks


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.

Key Features

  • Presents a unique and authoritative resource of immediate relevance and practical use to the researcher and applied geologist
    * Contains case studies demonstrating the broad range of applications of heavy minerals in a variety of modern and ancient geological settings, and in resource exploration
    * Includes examples of geological problems from employing heavy mineral analysis and establishing criteria that can be applied before deciding to undertake a study


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.


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"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

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About the Editors

Maria Mange

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Davis, USA

David Wright

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Leicester, UK