Exploration and mining started in the Neolithic, preceding herding and agriculture. At first, native metals such as gold and copper were mined but the discovery of how to recover metals by smelting metal oxides that probably occurred at least 7,000 years ago (Section 4) increased ancient exploration targets....
Research Article|April 01, 2017
Section 3. Mineral Exploration: Discovering and Defining Ore Bodies
Nicholas T. Arndt
Jeffrey W. Hedenquist
Stephen E. Kesler
John F.H. Thompson
Geochemical Perspectives (2017) 6 (1): 52-85.
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Nicholas T. Arndt, Lluís Fontboté, Jeffrey W. Hedenquist, Stephen E. Kesler, John F.H. Thompson, Dan G. Wood; Section 3. Mineral Exploration: Discovering and Defining Ore Bodies. Geochemical Perspectives ; 6 (1): 52–85. doi:
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