GOLD: History and Genesis of Deposits is the product of an effort by the Society of Economic Geologists to publish materials that will expand knowl- edge concerning timely, specific topics important to the study of economic geology and to economic geologists. A volume on gold was selected for a general review-type publication because of the ...Read MoreGOLD: History and Genesis of Deposits is the product of an effort by the Society of Economic Geologists to publish materials that will expand knowl- edge concerning timely, specific topics important to the study of economic geology and to economic geologists. A volume on gold was selected for a general review-type publication because of the importance of the gold mining industry in the 1980s. The officers and council of the Society of Economic Geologists authorized the preparation of this book on gold in 1981, and Dr. Robert W. Boyle was selected as its author. Dr. Boyle has extensive experience in the study of gold deposits. He has an international reputation and a broad interest and understanding of the gold mining industry, the origin of gold deposits, and the history of gold as a metal and ore from prehistoric times to recent. Dr. Boyle uses important publications on gold deposits as source materials to document the various pathways of geological thought over time to introduce the reader to modern concepts. The book contains a wealth of information concerning gold.Read Less
Near Fine. Quarto, about 10.25 inches (26 cm) tall, in glossy pictorial blue paper covered boards. 676 pages illustrated by a handful of graphs and photographs. A basic resource on the formation of gold deposits. Inside is clean, bright and sound but for a previous owner stamp on the front pastedown. The covers are lightly rubbed with a touch of wear to the extremities.
[0-442-21162-7] 1987, 1st Edition. () Fine. xvii, 676pp. Octavo with colour pictorial boards and yellow lettering on front and spine. B&W photo frontispiece and several B&W diagrams and photos in text. Slight wear to corners. Gold and gold deposits. Their importance throughout human history, their geochemistry, and theories behind epigenetic gold deposits. A very detailed history with a compilation of articles from scientific journals.
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