Circum-Pacific Energy and Mineral Resources
Based on a conference of the same title, there are 126 papers published, in whole or in part, in this volume. The principal objective of the conference was to provide a forum for presenting and discussing papers on the potential energy and mineral resources of the Circum-Pacific region emphasizing the exploration and development of energy and mineral resources in a manner compatible with the environment. The papers contained in this volume include subjects in geology and geophysical research; exploration and development of oil, gas, and coal and of geothermal, solar, and nuclear energy; exploration and development of ferrous and nonferrous metallic minerals and nonmetallic minerals; and the pertinent economic and environmental problems. These consist of 17 general papers, 7 papers on coal, 15 papers on geothermal energy, 28 papers on hydrocarbons, 13 papers on hydrogeology, and 46 papers on minerals. This volume should prove to be an indispensable reference for scientific, technical, and economic development among all Pacific nations.
The Canadian Cordillera has abundant minable deposits of Cu, Zn, Pb, and Mo. It has adequate Ni, W, Au, Ag, Hg, and Fe.
The Cordillera shows a pronounced regional zoning of metals in background abundances in rocks and an associated zoning in class of deposits and contained metals. These zonal changes occur sequentially, across the strike of the five subparallel tectonic belts.