Part I. General Principles
Chapter 1. Geochemistry in the Exploration Sequence
Principles Underlying Geochemical Exploration
Main Types of Geochemical Surveys
Sequence of Geochemical Exploration
Chapter 2. Crustal Abundance, Geochemical Behaviour of the Elements, and Problems of Sampling
Abundance of the Elements
Classification and Geochemical Behaviour of the Elements
Chapter 3. Recognition of Geochemical Anomalies
Background and Threshold
Spatial Distribution of Data
The "Law of Lognormality"
Soviet Interpretative Procedures
Part II. Regional Scale Exploration
Chapter 4. Regional Scale Exploration for Deposits of Plutonic Association — Discrimination Between Productive and Barren Intrusions
Element Concentration and Geochemical Specialization
Character of Frequency Distributions
Case Histories Based on Whole Rock Analyses of Felsic Intrusions
Case Histories Based on Whole Rock Analyses of Mafic Intrusions
The Use of Mineral Separates, Halogens, and Mineral-Selective Leaches
Rationale for the Approach
Measurement of Halogens and Water in Whole Rock
Halogens in Biotite
Distribution of Metals in Biotite and Feldspar
Chapter 5. Regional Scale Exploration for Deposits of Plutonic Association — Identification of
Handbook of Exploration Geochemistry, Volume 3: Rock Geochemistry in Mineral Exploration focuses on the application of rock geochemistry in mineral exploration, including deposits of plutonic association, volcanic and sedimentary association, and sequence of geochemical exploration.
The publication first elaborates on geochemistry in the exploration sequence, crustal abundance, geochemical behavior of elements, and problems of sampling and recognition of geochemical anomalies. Discussions focus on population partition, spatial distribution of data, abundance of elements, classification and geochemical behavior of elements, principles underlying geochemical exploration, sequence of geochemical exploration, and main types of geochemical surveys. The text then takes a look at regional scale exploration for deposits of plutonic association; regional scale exploration for vein and replacement deposits; and regional scale exploration for stratiform deposits of volcanic and sedimentary association.
The book ponders on the synthesis of geochemical responses and operational conclusions, local and mine scale exploration for stratiform deposits of volcanic and sedimentary association in Cyprus, Turkey, and Oceania, New Brunswick deposits, and Precambrian, Proterozoic, and Kuroko deposits.
The text is a valuable reference for researchers interested in the application of rock geochemistry in mineral exploration.
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- 1st January 1983
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@qu:The book is the best modern compilation of the tools needed in the field of rock geochemistry where geochemical exploration had and has its most convincing successes. Congratulations to the author. @source:Chemical Geology
Professor, University of New Brunswick