Peters, William C. Formerly, Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
- Geologic Guides
- Metallogenic associations
- Structural associations
- Prospecting Methods
- Direct methods
- Geochemical and geobotanical methods
- Remote sensing
- Geophysical methods
- Subsurface Prospecting
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Exploration for mineral deposits; also referred to as ore search. The result of prospecting is the discovery of potentially economic mineralization, that is, the prospect. Mineral exploration also continues beyond prospecting to include the delineation and evaluation of the prospect to determine its minability as an orebody or economic mineral deposit. A successful prospect is developed into a mine. See also: Mining
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