The World's Key Ore Deposits & Mineral Provinces
We can forward clean copies of key papers describing most of the significant mineral deposits of the world - directly to you - anywhere on the globe.
This service is based on our specialist literature reference COLLECTIONS composed of 3638 selected descriptive papers from the published literature on 1451 ore deposits and mineral provinces world-wide.
Our literature COLLECTIONS are AWARENESS LISTINGS of papers that we have identified by scanning the international literature. Each paper has been selected because it includes descriptive information on significant ore deposits and/or mineral provinces. The individual COLLECTIONS are groupings of papers, based on a geographic or ore type theme or by commodity.
These COLLECTIONS allow you to conveniently identify papers of interest to you. Then, if requested, we can arrange to secure copies of any papers you nominate and forward them to you through our LITERATURE SERVICE. Alternatively you may obtain copies from your own company library or other document delivery services.
As a research aid there is also a free, on-line geological description of each of the ore deposits/provinces for which papers are listed in the COLLECTIONS.
All papers provided are reproduced under an internationally recognised copyright licence with royalty fees levied for the benefit of copyright owners.
The COLLECTIONS include the papers from the 46 special literature compilations that were selected for participants on the Porter GeoConsultancy International Study Tour series of professional development courses (the TOUR Compilations).
You may purchase all of the papers in any of these special TOUR COLLECTIONS at a discount, or select any combination of individual papers you require from one or more collections, on a sliding scale cost per paper basis.
In addition, to ensure the service is comprehensive we have scanned the literature to collect other descriptive papers on the deposits and provinces NOT covered by the TOUR Collections, -and- subsequent & further papers on those deposits that were covered.
These additional papers are presented as another set of COLLECTIONS, the MORE Groupings, with each paper being allocated to both commodity -and- geographic listings.
You may select any combination of individual papers you require from these MORE Groupings.
The Literature Service is fully integrated with the PGC Publishing Book Purchase e-commerce sytem allowing you to select PGC Publishing BOOKS in the same transaction.
On taking the Literature Service option you are presented with the Listing Options screen. This allows your to select from the following:
List & BROWSE all PGC Publishing BOOKS and nominate a group (eg. the Iron Oxide Cu-Au series volumes) to select from;
Enter a character string search term (like a browser query) to list those PAPERS from the entire TOUR Collections and MORE Groupings collection that satisfy your query - then select from the displayed papers;
List & BROWSE all Literature Service TOUR Collections and MORE Groupings - then nominate one at a time and list all of the constituent papers to select from;
List & BROWSE only those Literature Service TOUR Collections and MORE Groupings for a given Geographic Region or Commodity Group - then nominate these one at a time and list all of the constituent papers to select from;
Search on a DEPOSIT NAME to receive a geological summary & a list of papers on that deposit (or mineral province) as well as all BOOKS, TOUR Collections and MORE Groupings that contain references to that deposit - then select and display papers as before. This gives you an introduction to, and papers directly linked to that deposit, but also allows you to view papers on related and similar ores and the encompassing mineral province, ie. the context of your selected deposit.
When presented with a listing of BOOKS, TOUR Collections or MORE Groupings, you may click on the book cover icon on the left to display the contents -or- the Order button to the right to list papers and subsequently make selections to place in your shopping cart.
You may continue to select papers, place them in your shopping cart and return to the Listing Option screen (using the Orange button) until satsified. Then proceed to the checkout.
The checkout process involves nominating the destination country of your shipment and for the Literature Service, whether you are an Educational Establishment, Government Agency or Any Other. This allows us to calculate the cost of your cart contents and the delivery price.
On successive screens you will be asked to nominate the delivery method, the means of payment, (cedit card on-line -or- credit card on a printed order form to forward by fax or post -or- cheque/bank draft with a printed order by post -or- for large orders, by EFT) and provide details of your delivery address.
Delivery of your order may be by:
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