Rock Geochemistry in Mineral Exploration, Volume 3

1st Edition

Editors: G.J.S. Govett
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444420213
eBook ISBN: 9781483289700
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1983
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Table of Contents


Preface


Introduction


Part I. General Principles


Chapter 1. Geochemistry in the Exploration Sequence


Introduction


Principles Underlying Geochemical Exploration


Main Types of Geochemical Surveys


Sequence of Geochemical Exploration


Conclusions


Chapter 2. Crustal Abundance, Geochemical Behaviour of the Elements, and Problems of Sampling


Abundance of the Elements


Classification and Geochemical Behaviour of the Elements


Sampling


Chapter 3. Recognition of Geochemical Anomalies


Introduction


Background and Threshold


Spatial Distribution of Data


The "Law of Lognormality"


Population Partition


Anomalous Patterns


Soviet Interpretative Procedures


Conclusions


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


Sulphide-Selective Leaches


Conclusions


Chapter 5. Regional Scale Exploration for Deposits of Plutonic Association — Identification of


Description

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.


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9781483289700
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444420213

Reviews

@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


About the Editors

G.J.S. Govett Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of New Brunswick