Roger Bateman; Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning.: R. Dimitrakopoulos, Editor. Pp 402. The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Spectrum Series 14. Second edition. 2007. ISBN 978-1-920806-76-7. Price (outside Australia) hardcopy A$80.00, CD-ROM A$60.00.. Economic Geology ; 103 (2): 455–456. doi: https://doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.103.2.455
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This volume follows the eponymous conference held in Perth, Western Australia, in November 2004. This second edition “includes new developments.” One-half of the case studies named in the title apply to Western Australia, with the remainder being scattered over other continents. The majority of articles discuss principles, so the value of the book is not impaired by a parochial focus. Authors are similarly distributed, and all regions have their champions. Authors include academics, senior managers, consultants, but few at operational level.
The printed text is very crisp and eminently legible. There is abundant illustration, all in black and white. The...