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Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist

by User Not Found | Aug 22, 2013
A state-of-the-art overview of geophysical methods used in mineral exploration and mining.

Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist 
Michael Dentith
and Stephen Mudge
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 9780521809511

Michael Dentith, co-leader of the Geophysics and Image Analysis Theme at CET, has been an active researcher and teacher of university level applied geophysics and geology for more than 25 years. Stephen Mudge has worked as an exploration geophysicist in Australia for more than 35 years, and currently works as a consultant in his own company Vector Research. 

Sponsored by CET and six mining companies, this state-of-the-art overview of geophysical methods used in mineral exploration and mining fills a gap in the market for an industry-oriented geophysical textbook written by practitioners for practitioners. Designed as a reference for geologists and professionals in the mining industry wishing to make greater use of geophysical methods the text is also suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in minerals geoscience and geology.

Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist provides a careful balance between principles and practice. It takes readers from the basic physical phenomena, through the acquisition and processing of geophysical data, to the creation of subsurface models and their geological interpretation.

Describes techniques in a consistent way and without the use of complex mathematics.

  • Gives a practical guide to data acquisition, processing, and accurate interpretation of geophysical datasets.
  • Includes presentation and analysis of new petrophysical data, giving geologists and geophysicists key information on the physical properties of rocks.
  • Emphasises extraction of maximum geological information from geophysical data, providing explanations of data modelling, and common interpretation pitfalls.
  • Provides examples from all the main types of mineral deposit around the world, giving readers exposure to real geophysical data.
  • Richly illustrated with over 300 full-colour figures, with on line access to electronic versions.

1. Introduction
2. Geophysical data acquisition, processing and interpretation
3. Gravity and magnetic methods
4. Radiometric method
5. Electrical and electromagnetic methods
6. Seismic method

Online Appendices to be available at www.cambridge.org/dentith

Appendix 1: Vectors
Appendix 2: Waves and wave analysis
Appendix 3. Magnetometric methods
Appendix 4. Frequency domain electromagnetic methods
Appendix 5.Radio and radar frequency methods
Appendix 6. Seismic refraction method
Appendix 7. Sources of information on exploration and mining geophysics