This book provides a detailed overview of the operational principles of modern mining geology, which are presented as a good mix of theory and practice, allowing use by a broad range of specialists, from students to lecturers and experienced geologists.
The book includes comprehensive descriptions of mining geology techniques, including conventional methods and new approaches. The attributes presented in the book can be used as a reference and as a guide by mining industry specialists developing mining projects and for optimizing mining geology procedures. Applications of the methods are explained using case studies and are facilitated by the computer scripts added to the book as Electronic Supplementary Material.
Dr Abzalov is a geologist with 35 years of experience. He has obtained his PhD in Geology studying nickel sulphide deposits in Russia and Fennoscandia and then undertaken additional post-graduate studies of Applied Mathematics at Murdoch University, Australia and Geostatistics in Fontainebleau, France. He has worked in different roles in research, exploration and mining geology, including the positions of Geology Manager - Project for WMC Resources and Exploration Manager - New Opportunities (Eurasia) and Group Geostatistical Consultant for Rio Tinto.
With diverse commodity and geographical experience, encompassing five continents, Dr. Abzalov has demonstrated skills in greenfields, brownfields and resource modelling. With an innovative approach of geostatistically assisted 3D structural modelling, he has lead WMC Resources to the successful resource growth at Olympic Dam and Cliffs deposits. He was also instrumental in the discovery of the uranium resources in Jordan.p>