This book furnishes detailed information about Turkey's existing mineral resources, besides providing concepts and ideas which may help the search for potential mineral resources in the future. It is a first book in the English-language international literature on mineral resources of Turkey and it is aimed at economic geologists, mining engineers, and mining investors, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. This work focuses mainly on a range of mineral systems and related geological features throughout Turkey. Taking into account the lack of international literature on these resources, a considerable portion of the book explains the geological context of the region and the settings in which the mineral resources occur. The genetic characteristics of these mineral resources are emphasized and important information is also presented on their economic aspects. All chapter contributions are prepared by researchers and professional geologists.
Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Publication
This volume discusses the mineral resources upon which modern civiliza tion is built. Take away these minerals and humanity will rapidly return to the stone age, with its greatest concern the depletion of flint (also a mineral). It would, of course, result in about a 99% reduction in population. In other words, approximately 99% of the worlds' population is dependent on minerals for its existence. That is a pretty strong statement, but how many have even seen a travois? Without minerals, pack animals, rafts, rowboats, sail boats, sledges, and the backs of man would be the only forms of transport. Sufficient food could not be transported, nor could it be grown on our tired soils without tractors and fertilizer. Even in the more fertile tropics where nearly half of the population is now suffering from malnutrition, crops are dependent on "miracle" grains that require mechanization and mineral fertilizers. Modern buildings cannot operate without electricity and, without mineral fuels, few people in the northern latitudes would survive the first winter.
This publication deals with the development of mineral and mineral products used in the industry from various mineral resources. It also elucidates the significant role of mineral industry in the overall national development. The volume contains contributions of well-known experts from various developing countries to an international brainstorming workshop recently conducted in Kerman, Iran where the importance of mineral development relevant to the growth of modern industry in the developing countries, viz., Indonesia, India, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria and Zambia is included in the publication. In this respect this volume should be of equal interest to investors in mining and economic development, technologists and policy makers in government and non government organisations. Contents Chapter 1: The Importance of Mineral Resources to Modern Industrial Growth in the Developing Countries by G S Roonwal; Chapter 2: Role of Remote Sensing and GIS in Mineral Exploration by Hojjatollah Ranjbar & M Honarmand; Chapter 3: Role of Mineral Resources in Developing the National Economy of Egypt and African Countries by Nagui A Abdel-Khalek & Aziza A Yousef; Chapter 4: Role of Mining in the Economic Development of the Nation: Particular Reference to India by H A Wahab; Chapter 5: Mineral Potential of Pakistan and the Role of PCSIR by Muhammad Shafique Anwar; Chapter 6: The Future of Malaysian Mineral Resources and Prospect for Future Development by Kamal Daril; Chapter 7: The Position of Mining of Iran: Present and Future by Abbas Parwaresh; Chapter 8: Promotion of Science and Technology in the Indian Mineral Industry by Malti Goel; Chapter 9: Magmatic Cooper Deposit of Iran by M H Karimpur; Chapter 10: Mineral and Mineral-Based Industries of Sri Lanka by S M A T B Mudunkotuwa; Chapter 11: Resources, Production and Growth Prospects of Indian Iron Ore by K S Raju & A D Baijal; Chapter 12: Bridging the Gap Between Industry and University in Developing Countries: An Iranian Approach by S Banisi; Chapter 13: Status of Mineral Resources and Development in Zambia by F Chibesakunda; Chapter 14: Production and Prospects of Indian Iron Ore Beyond 2005 by V K Jain; Chapter 15: Rare Metal Exploration in India by K G Bhoskar; Chapter 16: An Introduction to Gol-e-Gohar Iron Ore Complex (GEO) by A Azadikhah; Chapter 17: Mineral Resources and Development in Indonesia by Husaini; Chapter 18: Sar Cheshmeh Copper Complex: New Achievements in Increasing the Concentrator Plant Capacity by M J Habibian, A R Ghafoori & A Fazeli; Chapter 19: Mineral Deposits of Iran: A Brief Review by Abdolmajid Yaghubpur; Chapter 20: The Mineral Resources in Syria: Actuality and Development by Khalil Azimeh.