Have you tried to explain what sustainable mineral development is to a friend, colleague, or student? Perhaps you’ve been wondering yourself how sustainability concepts apply to the mineral industry? After all, mining depletes natural resources. Is there a contradiction in terms here? Definitely not. As some of the papers in this book will help you better understand, sustainable mining, sustainable minerals, or sustainable mineral development, whatever you hear it called, is a viable and important concept.

The book is a collection of 20 papers presented at a 2003 conference organized by the Joint Association of Geoscientists for International Development in...

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