• Friedrich-Wilhelm Wellmer


Exploration geologists working on an international level always have to convert measurements, weights and prices into different units. In this chapter the most important conversions and conversion factors mainly related to the “imperial” system of measures common in the Anglo-American field are listed. Although many countries, such as Canada or Australia, have adopted the metric system, time and again the exploration geologist will come across non-metric units in old texts.


Precious Metal Alluvial Deposit Exploration Geologist Gold Grade Gold Price 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Wellmer
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  1. 1.Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR)Alfred-Bentz-HausHannover 51Federal Republic of Germany

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