The second edition of Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment by Stephen E. Kesler and Adam C. Simon is a welcome update and expansion of the 1994 (first) edition by S.E. Kesler. As a teacher and researcher of both environmental geochemistry and geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits, I used the first edition of this book as a resource in my graduate-level class called “Mineral Resources and the Environment.” Although the book is written at a level consistent with first to second year undergraduate science students in geology and mineralogy, it could and should have a broad appeal and uses for...

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