The Exploration and Mining Geology suite of courses uses the concepts and practices of applied geology as its central theme, here is a balanced and comprehensive treatment of the geological, geochemical, geophysical, and economic elements of exploration and mining. Offers an overview of the methods and aims in mineral exploration and production and gives coverage of the geologic principles of ore deposits and the geomorphic environment. Deals with "hard" minerals and the nonfluid sources of materials and energy in the continental masses and in ocean basins.
Exploration and Mining Geology 3 - Surface Geologic Data is the third in a suite of five courses; other courses in the suite are "The Geologic Baseline", "The Economic Framework", "Underground Geologic Data and Reserves Estimation", and "The Geologist's Role in Exploration and Mining". Topics covered in this course include Preliminary Studies, Reconnaissance, Surface Geologic Mapping, Exploration Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geobotany, Exploration Drilling and Communications. The course includes numerous examples, reference tables and author references and has been extensively integrated with the Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms for terminology reference purposes.
For the geologist, or the engineer with a desire to expand his/her horizons, this course provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to mineral exploration as well as an extensive technical reference.
Exploration and Mining Geology 3 - Surface Geologic Data consists of 24 viewing sessions of 30 - 60 minutes each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus extensive appendices and interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 24 hours of viewing content.