The authors’ thesis, both in the preface and throughout the book, is that there is an ever increasing demand for gold in India, which warrants intensive and widespread exploration activity. After an introduction and a chapter on the supremacy of gold, there is a useful section on the various modes of occurrence of gold and the exploration options available in India. This is followed by chapters on mining, metallurgy, and on resources and reserves; India has just over one percent of the world’s known reserves of gold, but the authors highlight the collective failure to develop and exploit the gold...

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