Biological Systems in Mineral Exploration and Processing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130658715
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/25/1995
  • Pages: 538

Table of Contents

The Editors
Ch. 1 General introduction 1
Ch. 2 Introduction to geobotanical prospecting 7
Ch. 3 Plant communities as ore indicators 9
Ch. 4 Specific indicator plants 39
Ch. 5 Effect of mineralization on mutation and morphology of plants 71
Ch. 6 Remote sensing of vegetation 85
Ch. 7 Introduction to geozoological prospecting 117
Ch. 8 Mammals as mineral indicators 119
Ch. 9 Birds, marine animals, and reptiles as mineral indicators 137
Ch. 10 Insects and mineralization 147
Ch. 11 The nature, structure and environment of microorganisms 159
Ch. 12 Geomicrobiological processing for petroleum and minerals 177
Ch. 13 Microbial leaching of ores 207
Ch. 14 Introduction to biogeochemical prospecting 233
Ch. 15 Soils and soil formation 243
Ch. 16 The biogeochemical parameters of mineral prospecting 267
Ch. 17 Barrier-free biogeochemical prospecting 283
Ch. 18 Alternative sample types for biogeochemical prospecting 301
Ch. 19 A field guide to biogeochemical prospecting 345
Ch. 20 Biogeochemical prospecting for metals 371
Ch. 21 Sample preparation and decomposition 427
Ch. 22 Analytical techniques and methods 443
Ch. 23 Statistics in biological prospecting 491
Subject index 521
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