Part I (M. Kužvart). 1. Introduction. 2. Industrial types of mineral deposits. 3. Geological criteria for ore prospecting. 4. Geological prospecting methods and indications. 5. Remote sensing in the search of mineral deposits. 6. Phases of prospecting. 7. The geological prospecting-exploratory works on mineral deposits. 8. Geochemical prospecting methods. Geophysical methods of prospecting for and exploration of metallic, non-metallic and coal deposits (J. Gruntorád). 10. Case histories of prospecting and exploration. 11. Prospecting and exploration of oil and gas deposits (V. Homola). 12. Prospecting for and exploration of mineral raw materials of seas and oceans. Part II (M. Böhmer). 13. Preliminary and detailed exploration. 14. Methods of subsurface exploration. 15. Exploratory systems. 16. Categories of mineral reserves and degrees of geological assurance of the deposit. 17. Sampling. 18. Geological documentation of mineral deposits. 19. Hydrogeological and engineering-geological investigations of mineral deposits (I. Mucha). 20. Exploration during mining operations. 21. Prospecting and exploration of placer deposits. 22. Reserves calculation. 23. Economic evaluation of mineral deposits. 24. Literature. 25. Index.