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Metals and Society

An Introduction to Economic Geology

  • Nicholas Arndt
  • Stephen Kesler
  • Clément Ganino

Part of the Springer Mineralogy book series (MINERAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nicholas Arndt, Stephen Kesler, Clément Ganino
    Pages 1-14
  3. Nicholas Arndt, Stephen Kesler, Clément Ganino
    Pages 15-40
  4. Nicholas Arndt, Stephen Kesler, Clément Ganino
    Pages 41-68
  5. Nicholas Arndt, Stephen Kesler, Clément Ganino
    Pages 69-136
  6. Nicholas Arndt, Stephen Kesler, Clément Ganino
    Pages 137-172
  7. Nicholas Arndt, Stephen Kesler, Clément Ganino
    Pages 173-199
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-205

About this book

Introduction

This book is a comprehensive overview of economic geology for the general geologist and anyone else interested in the minerals industry and the global supply of raw materials. It includes some thought-provoking statements and questions for discussion on globalisation and current practices in the minerals industry. In the second edition, all chapters have been extensively revised, and a new author has been added to increase coverage of some mineral deposits and topics. The economic issues surrounding the exploitation of mineral resources is discussed in three of the six chapters of the book. It deals with issues that are commonly addressed in current science reporting – the rate of exploitation of natural resources, the question of when or if these resources will be exhausted, the pollution and social disturbance that accompanies mining, the compromises and challenges that arise from the explosion in demand from China, India and other rapidly developing countries, and the moral issues that surround mining of metals in lesser-developed countries for consumption in the “first-world” countries. The book will be useful both as an introductory text for students in the earth sciences and a reference volume for students, teachers and researchers of geography, economics and the social sciences.

Keywords

Economic Geology Exploitation of Resources Mining Ore Deposits REE Deposits

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Arndt
    • 1
  • Stephen Kesler
    • 2
  • Clément Ganino
    • 3
  1. 1.ISTerreUniversité de Grenoble AlpesGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Geoazur Bât 1Université de Nice—Sophia AntipolisValbonneFrance

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