I found this to be a particularly interesting book that investigates the geology, exploration, and economics of base metal deposits, particularly sedimentary rock-hosted Zn-Pb deposits. It is mainly based on the author’s experience from his years in exploration and mining of zinc deposits in the Proterozoic of India, but makes useful comparisons with other stratiform Zn-Pb-Ag deposits in Australia and Canada. This is not a book about the genesis of base metal deposits, but covers the full spectrum of topics related to mineral exploration, from geologic concept to model assumption, and model parameters to exploration outcomes and deposit descriptions.


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