Having discussed the importance of the knowledge of the microcomposition of the ore in the extraction of the different metals, the book would not be complete without a few words on the importance of the same knowledge in mineral exploration. This chapter, far less comprehensive than the ones addressing the metal recoveries, is only included to give an indication of the potential of the microanalytical techniques. It does not provide actual leads in exploration.
KeywordsPrecious Metal Copper Deposit Copper Mineralization High Metal Concentration Mineral Exploration
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