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THE METALLOGENY OF LODE GOLD DEPOSITS: A SYNGENETIC PERSPECTIVE
How do gold deposits form and how can one find more ore?
This book is a treatise on the formation of vein or lode gold deposits, which historically have accounted for about 75% of worldwide gold production. Each of the 12 chapters also has a brief summary for brokers, investors, promoters and geology students. It describes all aspects of the geology of gold vein formation. Existing formation theories are reviewed but the main thrust of the book centers on discovery of a paradigm shifting geological process. This which was unearthed over a period of 30 years by following subtle clues that the mainstream geological fraternity has interpreted differently. Very powerful new exploration tools are the result. While they cannot be patented, they have proven useful in a worldwide search for gold deposits and to find extensions of existing mines and mining districts. One potential mine has already been found. The book is over 80% complete and all key chapters are finished. A publication contract has been made with Elsevier, a major publisher of academic books. The book expands on a paper published by the author in the conference proceedings for WorldGold2011 held in Montreal under the auspices of The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.(Downloads) There are numerous diagrams and photos to illustrate the theme. Anyone interested in how gold deposits form and how to find more ore will welcome this book. It is essential reading for gold mining exploration companies, brokerage firms specializing in gold, entities such as the World Gold Council or Sprott Equities. In particular it will be of interest to out-of-the-box thinking exploration geologists, academics, entrepreneurs and financiers who appreciate more than most, the advantages to early adoption of new ideas. The book provides a practical guide to ore!