Here at last is a first-class senior undergraduate – postgraduate textbook focused on the spectrum of geological processes involved in the genesis of ore deposits. Professor of Economic Geology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Director of its Economic Geology Research Unit, Laurence Robb has worked for over two decades in many of the great mineral districts of Africa (including the Bushveld Complex, the Witwatersrand gold fields, and the Central African Copperbelt) and is familiar with numerous ore deposits world-wide. In the introduction, Robb discusses mineral resources and emphasizes that the term “ore deposit” is inappropriate in a professional...

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