The World of Mineral Deposits

A Beginner’s Guide to Economic Geology

Florian Neukirchen, Gunnar Ries
The World of Mineral Deposits
A Beginner’s Guide to Economic Geology

 
March 2020, Springer
Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-030-34346-0

Translation of Die Welt der Rohstoffe (2nd Ed.)

▸ Easy to understand how deposits are formed
▸ Provides information to where raw materials can be found
▸ Contains many digressions about geological basics and economic aspects

This vivid introduction to economic geology not only describes the most important deposit types, but also the processes involved in their formation. Magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary processes as well as weathering and alteration are explained in the framework of plate tectonics and the history of the Earth. The chapter about fossil fuels includes unconventional deposits and the much-debated fracking. Other topics covered are exploration, mining and economic aspects like commodity prices.