There isn’t a great choice of ore geology textbooks that are suitable for an undergraduate to postgraduate audience, so seeing this new book, Ore Deposit Geology, by John Ridley, appear on the shelves has caused considerable interest. The book is aimed at “advanced undergraduate to postgraduate” students who already have a broad knowledge of the classic geological subjects. It was written, as the author states in the preface, due to the need for us as ore geologists to become more sophisticated in our scientific approach as ore deposits become more difficult to find. A worthy cause, but a statement...

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