Applied Earth Science publishes second special issue on the geology of iron ore deposits
The latest issue of Applied Earth Science, published in November 2011 is the second part of the special issue on the topic, consisting of papers selected by the editors, Dr Simon Dominy (Snowden Group, UK) and Professor Neil Phillips (Phillipsgold Pty Ltd / University of Melbourne, Australia), from recent AusIMM Iron Ore meetings in Australia.
The articles give a broader overview of industry-focused research in this field than was found in part 1, and the issue as a whole conveys the diversity, challenges and required skills that go into making a successful iron mining operation. Most examples are from the Hamersley Pilbara region or the separate Yilgarn craton, both of Western Australia.
These papers highlight the substantial thought and experimentation that individuals and corporate groups are putting into the improvement of their mining. They address questions about the best statistical methods to use, the errors involved in calculations and the most appropriate geophysical and geochemical ways to detect and analyse ore. The overall picture is one of a highly dynamic mining process.
This issue typifies the aim of AES: to produce a journal that has its place in every exploration and mining office. The editors welcome well-written papers with sound science and interesting stories. Papers can be submitted online at www.editorialmanager.com/aes. Potential authors are welcome to discuss their paper with the Editor beforehand.
A full list of contents for the issue can be found here.
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