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    Since 1969, MAC has sponsored short courses at its annual meetings. The notes distributed to the registrants are published in a series of short-course volumes. Many of these are still available and have stood the test of time.

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    SC46 Geology and Geochemistry of Uranium and Thorium Deposits
    SC45 Cathodoluminescence and its Application to Geoscience
    SC44 Geology of Gems Deposits, Second Edition
    SC43 Uranium: Cradle to Grave
    SC42 Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
    SC41 Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences: Gleaning the Big Picture from a Small Spot
    SC40 Laser Ablation ICP–MS in the Earth Sciences: Current Practices and Outstanding Issues
    SC39 Recent and not-so-recent developments in uranium deposits and implications for exploration
    SC38 Working with Migmatites
    SC37 Geology of Gem Deposits - out of print - watch for second edition coming up in February 2014
    SC36 Melt Inclusions in Plutonic Rocks
    SC35 Exploration for Platinum-Group Element Deposits
    SC34 Mercury : Sources, Measurements, Cycles and Effects
    SC33 Infrared Spectroscopy in Geochemistry, Exploration Geochemistry, and Remote Sensing
    SC32 Fluid Inclusions: Analysis and Interpretation
    SC31 Environmental Aspects of Mine Wastes
    SC30 Synchrotron Radiation:Earth, Environmental and Material Sciences Applications
    SC29 Laser Ablation-ICPMS in the Earth SciencesPrinciples and Applications
    SC28 Fluids and Basin Evolution
    SC27 Modern Approaches to Ore and Environmental Mineralogy
    SC26 Mineralized Intrusion-related Skarn Systems
    SC25 Biological-Mineralogical Interactions
    SC24-E Undersaturated Alkaline Rocks: Mineralogy, Petrogenesis, and Economic Potential
    SC24 Undersaturated Alkaline Rocks: Mineralogy, Petrogenesis, and Economic Potential
    SC23-E Magmas, Fluids, and Ore Deposits (Available in pdf format only)
    SC22-E Environmental geochemistry of sulfide mine-wastes (Available in pdf format only)
    SC21-E Experiments at High Pressure and Applications to the Earth's Mantle (pdf format)
    SC21 Experiments at High Pressure and Applications to the Earth's Mantle
    SC20 Low Temperature Thermochronology
    SC19 Applications of Radiogenic Isotope Systems to Problems in Geology
    SC18 Fluids in Tectonically Active Regimes of the Continental Crust
    SC17-E Advanced Microscopic Studies of Ore Minerals (Available in pdf format only)
    SC16 Image Analysis Applied to Mineral and Earth Sciences
    SC15 Burial Diagenesis
    SC14 Heat, Metamorphism and Tectonics
    SC13-E Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Low Temperature Fluids (Available in pdf format only)
    SC12 Silicate Melts
    SC11-E Applications of Electron Microscopy in the Earth Sciences (pdf format)
    SC11 Applications of Electron Microscopy in the Earth Sciences
    SC10 Environmental Geochemistry
    SC09 Sediment-Hosted Stratiform Lead-Zinc Deposits
    SC05 Neutron Activation Analysis in the Geosciences
    SC04 Mineralogical Techniques of Asbestos Determination
    SC03 Uranium Deposits: Their Mineralogy and Origin
    SC02-E Application of Thermodynamics to Petrology and Ore Deposits (Available in pdf format only)





    Geology and Geochemistry of Uranium and Thorium Deposits
    Editors : M. Cuney, K. Kyser
    Volume 46, 2015

    The purposes of this volume are to highlight the research that can be integrated into refining exploration strategies for uranium and also discuss new developments in thorium deposits as a future energy resource as it will become an increasingly important by-product of REE mining.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-57-3
    SC 46, 362 pages, 2015
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    Cathodoluminescence and its Application to Geoscience
    Editors : I. M. Coulson
    Volume 45, 2014

    This MAC Short Course volume addresses both the theory behind the phenomenon of cathodoluminescence (CL) and the application of this microscopic technique to all fields of geoscience investigation. Aimed at the graduate student, researcher and practicing professional, short course chapters will cover the basics of theory, causes of cathodoluminescence in minerals and materials, instrumentation, recent advances in cathodoluminescence imaging and spectroscopy data collection, and interpretation of spectral responses. Case studies relating to sedimentological, petrological, mineralogical, petroleum geology and economic geology fields will be included.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-55-9
    SC 45, 182 pages, 2014
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    Geology of Gems Deposits, Second Edition
    Editors : L.A. Groat
    Volume 44, 2014

    This short course volume looks at gemstones from a geological perspective and reviews our current understanding of diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald deposits, but will also examine the lesser-known coloured gems


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-54-2
    SC 44, 405 pages, 2014
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    Uranium: Cradle to Grave
    Editors : P. C. Burns, G. E. Sigmon
    Volume 43, 2013

    This short course volume presents the many aspects of uranium, an element that changed the course of the world like no other. The content spans the mineralogy, geochemistry, and ore deposits of uranium, and includes nuclear waste challenges and solutions, weapons proliferation, and nuclear forensics for attribution and nuclear security. The volume brought together a panel of international experts focused on educating graduate students, early career scientists, and researchers seeking a deeper involvement in the field.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-53-5
    SC 43, 449 pages, 2013
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    Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
    Editors : P. Sylvester
    Volume 42, 2012

    The purpose of this course volume is to introduce geologists to modern technologies and techniques for studying the petrography, mineralogy and mineral chemistry of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The approaches provide new insights into paleo depositional environments and drainage systems, diagenetic histories and basin architecture. Minerals are important in this context because they preserve an archive of geological processes or surficial conditions that is often homogenized or disturbed at the scale of bulk samples.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-52-8
    SC 42, 299 pages, 2012
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    Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences: Gleaning the Big Picture from a Small Spot
    Editors : M. Fayek
    Volume 41, 2009

    Obtaining a quantitative and predictive understanding of geological systems, including exploitable energy sources, requires knowledge of the age of origin and subsequent thermal history of the system over geological time. While analysis of milligram- and microgram-sized materials is routine, obtaining important geologic information from features such as zoned minerals and cemented intergranular regions requires in situ measurements at the micron scale. An important breakthrough in this regard was the development of the secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS). SIMS is capable of performing precise and accurate (i.e. ‰ to sub-‰) in situ measurements of most elements and their isotopes with ca. 10 μm resolution. This short course volume introduces SIMS analytical techniques and assesses their applications in the Earth sciences. Topics include light stable and non-traditional isotope analysis, radiogenic isotope analysis quaternary geochronology, and depth profiling techniques.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-50-4
    SC 41, 160 pages, 2009
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    Laser Ablation ICP–MS in the Earth Sciences: Current Practices and Outstanding Issues
    Editors : P. Sylvester
    Volume 40, 2008

    Much has changed in the field of LA–ICP–MS since we published Short course volume 29 on the same topic in 2001. The technique has matured and expanded markedly, both in terms of the specific instrumentation used and the application base it serves. Whereas in 2001, the primary use of the method in the Earth Sciences was for in situ analyses of trace-element concentrations, today a significant and growing volume of work done with these instruments is centered around in situ isotopic analyses. This brand new short course volume comprises 16 chapters and several appendices. A CD containing the chapters of Short Course Volume 29 Laser Ablation in the Earth Sciences is also included.


    ISBN: 9-0-921294-49-8
    SC 40, 356 pages, 2008
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    Recent and not-so-recent developments in uranium deposits and implications for exploration
    Editors : M. Cuney, K. Kyser
    Volume 39, 2009

    Exploration for uranium is currently at a level that surpasses the last exploration boom some 30 years ago. Despite the lack of interest in uranium as a commodity during the past 30 years and the resulting loss of expertise and research, considerable progress has been made in research because of new ideas and technologies. These have allowed researchers to quantify models for all types of deposits. The purpose of this short course volume is to highlight the data and research that have developed over the last 30 years as well as results from new research that can be integrated into exploration for uranium. The short course volume considers models for different types of uranium deposits and the mechanisms that control their genesis, relating source, transport, deposition, and preservation, and how these can be used to refine strategies for uranium exploration.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-48-1
    SC 39, 272 pages, 2009
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    Working with Migmatites
    Editors : Edward W. Sawyer, Michael Brown
    Volume 38, 2008

    Working with Migmatites is intented to fill the information gap between those who have a long-term interest in migmatites and those wanting to begin working with them. The field, petrographic, and petrological aspects of migmatites are emphasized. A two-tier classification scheme for the morphologies of migmatites is proposed.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-46-7
    SC 38, 158 pages, 2008
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    Geology of Gem Deposits - out of print - watch for second edition coming up in February 2014
    Editors : L.A. Groat
    Volume 37, 2007

    Gem deposits are rare because in general the conditions that promote their formation are unusual and thus worthy of scientific study. Recently, modern geological and analytical techniques have been applied to gem occurrences in Canada and elsewhere, and our models and understanding of their formation are being radically altered. Short course volume 37 looks at gemstones from a geological perspective and reviews our current understanding of diamond, ruby, sapphire, jade, and emerald deposits and the lesser-known coloured gems.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-37-5
    SC 37, 288 pages, 2007
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    Melt Inclusions in Plutonic Rocks
    Editors : J. D. Webster
    Volume 36, 2006

    Short course volume 36 provides an accurate account of the current state of knowledge about melt inclusions in plutonic rocks. The volume discusses means to ensure high-quality melt inclusion research, provides practical methods to evaluate and investigate melt inclusions, describes important new analytical techniques and useful examples of their application to natural systems, summarizes current understanding of plutonic systems ranging from basaltic to rhyolitic in composition.


    ISBN: 0-921294-36-0
    SC 36, 248 pages, 2006
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    Exploration for Platinum-Group Element Deposits
    Editors : J.E. Mungall
    Volume 35, 2005

    Platinum-group elements have risen to prominence in recent years both as extremely valuable commodities and as sensitive geochemical tracers of processes in the mantle and crust of the Earth. Designed to bridge the gap between academic research and modern exploration practice, this book is the result of an international collaboration among industry, government, and academic scientists. The book is designed to appeal both to the practising exploration geologist and to the academic, and should be accessible to any reader with a senior undergraduate education in geology.


    ISBN: 0-921294-35-2
    SC 35, 526 pages, 2005
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    Mercury : Sources, Measurements, Cycles and Effects
    Editors : M. B. Parsons, J. B. Percival
    Volume 34, 2005

    Mercury (Hg) is of significant human and environmental health concern because of its toxicity and ability to accumulate in fish and wildlife. Levels of mercury in the environment have risen considerably since the onset of industrialization, and even remote locations such as the Canadian Arctic have been adversely affected by the long-range atmospheric transport of mercury. This short course volume discusses the current state-of-knowledge regarding: (1) natural and anthropogenic sources of mercury; (2) sampling protocols and analytical methods; (3) transport and transformation of mercury in the environment; and (4) effects on ecosystems and human health. Most of the material is at a level suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students and should appeal to all scientists interested in environmental issues. ERRATUM FIG. 8-2 (p. 142): The pools of inorganic mercury (upper value) and methylmercury (lower value) shown for the lake compartment are incorrect; these values should be 1.0 g and 0.05 g, respectively (instead of 10000 and 50).


    ISBN: 0-921294-34-4
    SC 34, 320 pages, 2005
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    Infrared Spectroscopy in Geochemistry, Exploration Geochemistry, and Remote Sensing
    Editors : P.L. King, M.S. Ramsey, G.A. Swayze
    Volume 33, 2004

    Infrared spectroscopy has been widely used in organic chemistry; however, the technique can be applied successfully to a range of applications. This short-course volume highlights applications in analytical geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, and remote sensing, with particular emphasis to ore deposit exploration and hazard assessment.


    ISBN: 0-921294-33-6
    SC 33, 284 pages, 2004
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    Fluid Inclusions: Analysis and Interpretation
    Editors : I. Samson, A. Anderson, D. Marshall
    Volume 32, 2003

    This short-course volume covers all the basic and many advanced aspects of the analysis and interpretation of fluid inclusions. It outlines what fluid inclusions are, what types of data can be obtained from them, the approaches and techniques that can be used to analyze fluid inclusions, how data are processed and interpreted, and where the limitations and pitfalls of the various techniques lie. The accompanying CD-ROM includes fluid inclusion modelling software and figures from the short-course volume.


    ISBN: 0-921294-32-8
    SC 32, 370 pages, 2003
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    Environmental Aspects of Mine Wastes
    Editors : J.L. Jambor, D.W. Blowes, A.I.M. Ritchie
    Volume 31, 2003

    This volume covers a wide spectrum of environmental issues related to mine-waste solids and effluents. Topics include mine-waste geology, hydrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, microbiology, drainage prediction, remediation, advances in ARD modelling, and case studies. The volume provides entry-level familiarization with the various topics of primary concern in studies of mining-related wastes, but also covers advances that have been made in these and related fields over the past decade.


    ISBN: 0-921294-31-x
    SC 31, 436 pages, 2003
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    Synchrotron Radiation:Earth, Environmental and Material Sciences Applications
    Editors : G. Henderson, D. Baker
    Volume 30, 2002

    This volume presents what synchrotron radiation is, what the latest techniques are, what types of Earth, environmental and materials science problems can be investigated using synchrotron techniques, what the Canadian Light Source can do, how one gains access to the CLS and other sources, and how data is reduced and analyzed for specific techniques.


    ISBN: 0-921294-30-1
    SC 30, 178 pages, 2002
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    Laser Ablation-ICPMS in the Earth SciencesPrinciples and Applications
    Editors : P. Sylvester
    Volume 29, 2001

    Contributors to this short-course volume describe the principles of the laser-ablation-ICPMS technique, what is being done with the method now, and what could be done in the future. The volume will appeal to all scientists interested in solving problems with chemical data. Material is presented at the level of understanding of most graduate students in science.


    ISBN: 0-9212294-29-8
    SC 29, 243 pages, 2001
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    Fluids and Basin Evolution
    Editors : T.K. Kyser
    Volume 28, 2000

    An illustration of the methods, techniques and approaches used to trace the fluid histories of sedimentary basins. It demonstrates how to use this information to evaluate the economic potential (both metal and petroleum) of large basins. The results from these studies are prerequisite for constraining large and restricted scale flow models, understanding the evolution of the crust, and refining exploration and exploitation strategies for minerals and petroleum deposits.


    ISBN: 0-921294-28-x
    SC 28, 262 pages, 2000
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    Modern Approaches to Ore and Environmental Mineralogy
    Editors : L.J. Cabri, D.J. Vaughan
    Volume 27, 1998

    A review of new areas significant to the development of ore mineralogy, such as in environmental studies and in quantitative image analysis, while stressing the importance of ore microscopy. A classic!


    ISBN: 0-921294-27-1
    SC 27, 420 pages, 1998
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    Mineralized Intrusion-related Skarn Systems
    Editors : D.R. Lentz
    Volume 26, 1998

    A review of the various geochemical systematics involved in the formation of mineralized skarn systems through to regional metallogenic perspectives. Of interest to research economic geologists, to explorationists and to students.


    ISBN: 0-921294-26-3
    SC 26, 664 pages, 1998
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    Biological-Mineralogical Interactions
    Editors : J.M. McIntosh, L.A. Groat
    Volume 25, 1997

    A comprehensive review of the rapidly expanding field of geomicrobiology. Of relevance to researchers from academia and government, and to geoscience professionals.


    ISBN: 0-921294-25-5
    SC 25, 241 pages, 1997
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    Undersaturated Alkaline Rocks: Mineralogy, Petrogenesis, and Economic Potential
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    Volume 24, 1996

    Information on the most recent advances in the nature and classification of alkaline rocks. Includes an extensive section on ore deposits associated with alkaline rocks.


    ISBN: 0-921294-24-7
    SC 24, 312 pages, 1996
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    Undersaturated Alkaline Rocks: Mineralogy, Petrogenesis, and Economic Potential
    Editors : R.H. Mitchell
    Volume 24, 1996

    Information on the most recent advances in the nature and classification of alkaline rocks. Includes an extensive section on ore deposits associated with alkaline rocks.


    ISBN: 0-921294-24-7
    SC 24, 312 pages, 1996
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    Magmas, Fluids, and Ore Deposits (Available in pdf format only)
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    Volume 23, 1995

    This short course, the first in a new format, is designed to provide a broad overview of recent developments in the understanding of magmatic-hydorthermal processes. The relationship between magmas, particularly intrusions, and mineral deposits has been of interest to exploration and academic geologists for most of this century. This short course was organized to review the new ideas related to magmatic-hydorthermal processes, the techniques and approaches that have led to these ideas, and the implications for a variety of types of deposits. Individual papers review important concepts, and in several cases, present new results. Other papers take a case-history approach, with reference to one type of data, or an individual or related group of deposits.


    SC 23, 525 pages, 1995
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    Environmental geochemistry of sulfide mine-wastes (Available in pdf format only)
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    Volume 22, 1994

    Environmental geochemistry has long been a subject of serious scientific pursuit, but only in the last decade or so have the environment and its preservation become every day topics among the general public. Thus, this Short Course on the geochemistry of sulfide-bearing mine wastes is timely and relevant, and the collection of papers within this Volume provides examples of current progress and of how science can be applied in a practical way to environmental objectives.


    SC 22, 381 pages, 1994
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    Experiments at High Pressure and Applications to the Earth's Mantle (pdf format)
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    Volume 21, 1993

    This short course, the first in a new format, is designed to provide a broad overview of recent developments in the understanding of magmatic-hydorthermal processes. The relationship between magmas, particularly intrusions, and mineral deposits has been of interest to exploration and academic geologists for most of this century. This short course was organized to review the new ideas related to magmatic-hydorthermal processes, the techniques and approaches that have led to these ideas, and the implications for a variety of types of deposits. Individual papers review important concepts, and in several cases, present new results. Other papers take a case-history approach, with reference to one type of data, or an individual or related group of deposits.


    SC 21, 485 pages, 1993
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    Experiments at High Pressure and Applications to the Earth's Mantle
    Editors : R.W. Luth
    Volume 21, 1993

    Experiments at high pressures and temperatures provide a unique opportunity to simulate conditions within the Earth in a laboratory setting. As we learn more about the equilibrium properties of Earth materials, more attention can be paid to the equally important kinetic processes and transport properties of materials, which exert significant influence on processes occurring within the Earth. This short-course volume surveys techniques for experiments at a variety of conditions and provides an overview of the results of such experiments and the insights they provide into the workings of the Earth.


    SC 21, 485 pages, 1993
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    Low Temperature Thermochronology
    Editors : M. Zentilli, P.H. Reynolds
    Volume 20, 1992

    Low Temperature Thermochronology is concerned with the study of the time-temperature history of the shallow levels of the Earth’s crust, where temperatures are generally between about 25oC and 300oC. This volume describes two techniques particularly useful to explore this temperature regime: 40Ar/39Ar in K-feldspar and mica, fission track techniques and fission-track modelling methods of apatite. It also discusses applications and case histories.


    SC 20, 256 pages, 1992
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    Applications of Radiogenic Isotope Systems to Problems in Geology
    Editors : L. Heaman, J.N. Ludden
    Volume 19, 1991

    A review of the application of long-lived radionuclides in the Earth sciences, covering both geochronology and isotope tracer applications.


    SC 19, 498 pages, 1991
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    Fluids in Tectonically Active Regimes of the Continental Crust
    Editors : B.E. Nesbitt
    Volume 18, 1990

    This introduction to the behavior and effects of fluids in tectonically active portions of the crust brings together contributions from experts in such widely disparate fields as environmental geology, metamorphic petrology and the genesis of ore deposits


    SC 18, 312 pages, 1990
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    Advanced Microscopic Studies of Ore Minerals (Available in pdf format only)
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    Volume 17, 1990

    The course for which this Handbook was prepared was an attempt to bring together and critically review the longestablished qualitative techniques of ore microscopy, the modern approach to quantitative ore microscopy, and the advanced microbeam and spectroscopic methods of analysis of ore minerals.


    SC 17, 426 pages, 1990
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    Image Analysis Applied to Mineral and Earth Sciences
    Editors : W. Petruk
    Volume 16, 1998

    Image analysis has been used in many fields of science since 1965. This volume was designed to acquaint the operator and supervisor with types of problems that can be solved by image analysis, and to define the necessary algorithms that image analysers must have to solve problems.


    SC 16, 156 pages, 1998
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    Burial Diagenesis
    Editors : I.E. Hutcheon
    Volume 15, 1989

    An introduction to the diversity of techniques that can be applied to diagenetic studies. Burial Diagenesis spans processes from sedimentation to metamorphism and will be of interest to academic and economic geologists.


    SC 15, 408 pages, 1989
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    Heat, Metamorphism and Tectonics
    Editors : E.G. Nisbet, C.M.R. Fowler
    Volume 14, 1988

    This volume introduces the general principles of studying the transfer of heat through the crust, discusses the kinetics and thermodynamics of some of the events that occur during intrusion and metamorphism. It is also concerned with tectonics aspects of heat transfer and the magmatic and metamorphic consequences.


    SC 14, 319 pages, 1988
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    Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Low Temperature Fluids (Available in pdf format only)
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    Volume 13, 1987

    Stable isotope geochemistry has become an important discipline within the Earth sciences. Its applications are wide ranging, from the studies of the paleocology of extinct life forms to those that seek answers about the origin of the Earth and solar system.


    SC 13, 452 pages, 1987
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    Silicate Melts
    Editors : C.M. Scarfe
    Volume 12, 1986

    A review of the physical and chemical properties of silicate melts, and a discussion of their applications in geochemistry, petrology, economic geology and planetary geology. As all aspects of igneous phenomena depend upon a sound knowledge of the melt phase, this topic is of considerable geological significance.


    SC 12, 319 pages, 1986
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    Applications of Electron Microscopy in the Earth Sciences (pdf format)
    Editors : J.C. White
    Volume 11, 1985

    A review of the applications of transmission (TEM) and scanning (SEM) electron microscopy in the Earth sciences with emphasis on TEM. Contributions represent the wide range of applications and methodologies made possible by electron microscopy.


    SC 11, 213 pages, 1985
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    Applications of Electron Microscopy in the Earth Sciences
    Editors : J.C. White
    Volume 11, 1985

    A review of the applications of transmission (TEM) and scanning (SEM) electron microscopy in the Earth sciences with emphasis on TEM. Contributions represent the wide range of applications and methodologies made possible by electron microscopy.


    SC 11, 213 pages, 1985
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    Environmental Geochemistry
    Editors : M.E. Fleet
    Volume 10, 0

    A comprehensive instructional text on environmental geochemistry dealing with the following aspects: the geochemical cycle; chemical speciation and mineral stabilities in aqueous solutions; metal-organic species in natural waters; weathering processes of rock-forming minerals; human perturbation of the geochemical cycle; essential, toxic and therapeutic functions of metals; modern methods of surface analysis and micro-analysis; regional geochemical surveys; environmental modelling and geological disposal of nuclear fuel waste; soil organic matter : its role in the environment; groundwater contamination.


    SC 10, 306 pages, 0
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    Sediment-Hosted Stratiform Lead-Zinc Deposits
    Editors : D.F. Sangster
    Volume 9, 1983

    A classic! Against the background of Large’s empirical model based on several classical and well-studied deposits, papers deal with individual deposits and selected thematic aspects. The reader will come to appreciate the unifying features of this deposit type as well as their diversities and complexities.


    SC 9, 309 pages, 1983
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    Neutron Activation Analysis in the Geosciences
    Editors : G.K. Muecke
    Volume 5, 1980

    A review of the application of neutron activation analysis in mineralogy, petrology, subsurface mineral exploration, environmental studies and geochemistry. Many chapters are also devoted to the nuts and bolts of neutron activation analysis.


    SC 5, 279 pages, 1980
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    Mineralogical Techniques of Asbestos Determination
    Editors : R.L. Ledoux
    Volume 4, 1979

    Useful to mineralogists, to scientists working in industries using asbestos and to researchers on occupational health problems related to asbestos dust.


    SC 4, 279 pages, 1979
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    Uranium Deposits: Their Mineralogy and Origin
    Editors : M.M. Kimberley
    Volume 3, 1978

    Our most popular short course volume ever! It has proved to be useful in both undergraduate and graduate courses on mineral deposits geology taught anywhere and to the uranium exploration industry. Uranium in Canada is emphasized in about half of the text.


    SC 3, 523 pages, 1978
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    Application of Thermodynamics to Petrology and Ore Deposits (Available in pdf format only)
    Editors :
    Volume 2, 1977

    In its fourth printing, this volume focuses on the role of the thermodynamic theory in aiding our understanding of rocks and ores through carefully worked examples. There are no new principles in this book since there have been no new principles since 1876 when Gibbs published his paper “ On the Equilibrium of Heteregeneous substances”. What is new is applying the principles of thermodynamics to rocks.


    SC 2, 231 pages, 1977
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