Richard Goldfarb; Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation.: Eoin H. Macdonald. 647 Pp. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England. ISBN-10: 1–84569–175-X. ISBN-13: 978–1–84569–175–2. 2007. Price US$370.00.. Economic Geology ; 102 (3): 533. doi: https://doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.102.3.533
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This lengthy handbook on many aspects of gold geology and mining attempts to address comprehensively most topics that would interest both researchers on gold ores and workers in the gold mining industry. The material appears to represent a summary of knowledge collected by the author over a 65-year-long career as an international mining engineer with an obvious expertise in alluvial gold projects. The text is divided into nine chapters, each about 70 pages in length.
The first three chapters of the book focus on the geology of gold and are, by far, the weakest part of the book. The first...