Heavy Minerals in Use, 1st Edition

Heavy Minerals in Use, 1st Edition,Maria Mange,David Wright,ISBN9780080548593

Mange   &   Wright   

Elsevier Science



With is comprehensive scope and in-depth approach, this volume demonstrates the significance heavy mineral analysis as a powerful tool in the study of sediments.

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Key Features

* Presents a unique and authoritative resource of immediate relevance and practical use to the researcher and applied geologist
* Contains case studies demonstrating the broad range of applications of heavy minerals in a variety of modern and ancient geological settings, and in resource exploration
* Includes examples of geological problems from employing heavy mineral analysis and establishing criteria that can be applied before deciding to undertake a study


The book is structured thematically, encompassing principles, processes and products, practice and applications. Discussion of processes that control heavy mineral assemblages throughout the rock cycle are presented by leading experts, whose key-note works are followed by specialist case studies. Each work also provides details on the geology of the study area, techniques and data treatment. The high number of contributions represent the collective experience and wisdom of generations of geologists, and provide an invaluable source of references to works carried out in many parts of the world.


Researchers and practitioners in geology, sedimentology, geochemistry, petrology, and coastal engineering as well as major oil companies, drilling programs, and the libraries that serve them.

Maria Mange

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Davis, USA

David Wright

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Leicester, UK

Heavy Minerals in Use, 1st Edition

Part I: Heavy Minerals in the Study of Siliciclastic Sediments: Principles, Processes, and Products.
Part II: Academic Research: Provenance, Transport, Deposition, Exhumation.
Part III: Integrated and Interdisciplinary Heavy Mineral Applications.
Part IV: Industrial Applications
Concluding remarks

Quotes and reviews

"Both students and seasoned experts working with heavy minerals and clastic sediments in general will find this book an essential piece of literature. It is highly recommended for libraries of universities and research institutions." -- Borna Luzar-Oberiter, University of Zagreb, writing in the Journal of Sedimentary Research
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