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Title: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: 911Met on February 16, 2016, 03:56:13 PM
I can across this Ore Deposit Geology [John Ridley, 2013] @Geo Pedia (http://www.mediafire.com/view/22npl9bnrbmhh95/Ore_Deposit_Geology_%5BJohn_Ridley%2C_2013%5D_%40Geo_Pedia.pdf)
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 16, 2016, 04:51:47 PM
Thanks Met!  ;D

Just downloaded it, but will probably be a day or two before I have a chance to look at it.

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: bruno on February 16, 2016, 06:27:35 PM
Looks really interesting, thanks.
I have been reading so much information like this, maybe one day it will sink in and makes sense.
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: XT18000 on February 22, 2016, 01:47:25 PM

  WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I just got back on line due to a Koobface infection hidden with that book !

  I had to have a Microsoft tech. remove it; 1 1/2 hours, Go to Google to find out what a Koobface is be fore

  you open that site. If you screen show's a page that your computer has X number of things wrong, then it

   most likely has it in it. My advice is do not open that site. It took the tech. 1 1/2 hours to get it all out.
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: 911Met on February 22, 2016, 01:54:45 PM
Antivirus for Windows, Mac and Android - Panda Security (http://www.pandasecurity.com/) said it's clean...
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 22, 2016, 02:09:04 PM
Hmm...interesting. I've got Norton and nothing came up. PC seems to be quite happy. That said, I had a chance to look at the book a little, and it's NOT for me!! On page 2 it states, "Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a basic background in the geosciences..."

After doing a bit more checking around, I found some other geology books available from google. They're not as new, but still lots of good, valuable info - and they appear to be a bit easier to understand - although I have only glanced at them so far!

Geology - by James Geikie (This version is illustrated - the only downloadable source for this book that I have found that included illustrations.)
Earth Sculpture - The Origin of Land-Forms - by Geikie, 1898
Structural and Field Geology - by Geikie, 1920 (This book is geared towards students)
Mineralogy - An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals - by Kraus & Hunt, 1920

Am very much looking forward to reading these. It appears that they cover a VERY wide range of geology that would come in handy for the serious-minded prospector/miner.

I'll add the direct google links for these eBooks, although I don't know how long they'll be valid. To download, mouse over the red box near upper left corner that says, EBOOK - FREE and then choose the type of download you prefer. If you want .pdf, click on the letters PDF - NOT the part after, which says, "read eReader instructions".

Geology
https://books.google.com/books?id=OBU5AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=geology+%22james+geikie%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVu-OHsIzLAhUDwiYKHbXUDdgQ6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q=geology%20%22james%20geikie%22&f=false

Earth Sculpture - The Origin of Land-Forms
https://books.google.com/books?id=HJwAAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=geology+%22james+geikie%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2ovHB14fLAhWIFj4KHeUsBukQ6AEIPTAH#v=onepage&q=geology%20%22james%20geikie%22&f=false

Structural and Field Geology
https://books.google.com/books?id=F1lHAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=geology+%22james+geikie%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2ovHB14fLAhWIFj4KHeUsBukQ6AEITzAL#v=onepage&q=geology%20%22james%20geikie%22&f=false

Mineralogy - An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals
https://books.google.com/books?id=cVhKAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=mineralogy&hl=en&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjppeWy2YfLAhWCND4KHTTSDOwQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=mineralogy&f=false

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 22, 2016, 03:49:18 PM
Just did a web search for Koobface and this is part of one of the results:

Koobface is network worm that attacks Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms.[1][2][3] This worm originally targeted users of the networking websites like Facebook, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and email websites such as GMail, Yahoo Mail, and AOL Mail. It also targets other networking websites, such as MySpace, Twitter,[4] and it can infect other devices on the same local network.[5] This infection allows an attacker to access users' personal information such as banking information, passwords, or personal identity (IP address). It is considered a security risk and should be removed from the network.[6] (from wikipedia.com)

How certain are you that the virus came from the book? I ask that because I've got my PC locked down so tight that I can't even access Cnet.com (download.com or Softonic.com, as well as a multitude of other sites.  Everything downloaded and every web page I go to is scanned in real time. Wish I could know the security is as good as I hope it is, but I know it's better than most.

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: XT18000 on February 23, 2016, 02:56:37 AM

  Anymore I'm not sure of anything.  I downloaded the book and when I opened the pdf

  it seemed to be ok, then all the desktop icon's blinked, one by one very fast, one time

  only; then several ad's came  up, then a large box with a message that that it was a

  computer cleaning / scanning / anti blab, blab, etc,  I have Microsoft and other programs

  to do that sort of thing to protect my computer so I clicked the red x to close it out but

  could not get it to close, then several messages came up, Ad type, for different things

  car's, phones, several others I can't recall for what, just a bunch of crap. Could not stop

  it, then a full size screen message from Microsoft, warning me not to shut the computer

  down that it had detected a serous problem and for me to call one of several help lines

  and talk to a service tech.  Tech told me about the Koobface and spent 1 1/2 hours going

  through my computer repairing the damage. None of the anti this and that programs

  detected anything until I did that download.
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 23, 2016, 03:19:38 AM
Geez, reminds me of a dream I had last week!  [email protected]* [email protected]* [email protected]*......  [&whistle#]

Not even a month after I signed on with GPEX, but had already saved TONS of posts and info from the site, the laptop I was using decided to do an unauthorized Full System Restore. Took everything back so far that I couldn't even prove that MS Word came on the machine! Lots of books, TONS of maps, ....all gone. So this time I'm being "slightly" more careful. Still, I don't trust computers anymore. Not PC's, laptops, or even the onboard computers in vehicles!

(Staying off-topic for a minute...) I like Norton, but it "used to" let you know what it was doing at all times. Now, everything is just automatic. Like so many people in society, everything is being done for them - leaves them with time to dwell on less-nice things in life, like parties, sex, booze, etc.  ;)  I'll take an old Dodge Powerwagon ANY day over a brand new pickup of any brand!!

XT, if you want to try this book again but are afraid, go to your public library with a clean, blank flash drive. Download the book, then check it out using their computers! Save it to their HDD initially (if they allow you to), open it, check it, then transfer it to the flash drive, take it home, and destroy your PC again!  [email protected]* [email protected]* [email protected]* Just kidding. ...Just use the wife's computer and blame anything on her.  :P Got kids? Even better! Can get the garage cleaned out at the same time, if you play your cards right!  <-thinking->

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: XT18000 on February 24, 2016, 06:29:03 AM

  I downloaded the book then printed it, then cleaned it out ( used up a lot of space and after printing there was no need

  for it to be in my computer ). I ask the tech. about doing it before I did, no problem. Just do not understand why

  people just have to mess with someone else !
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 24, 2016, 08:13:26 AM
XT, sorry that had to happen. I agree - it sucks that so many people are just plain rotten. Then again, if everyone was always good, we'd never realize it as there would be nothing to contrast.

...Used up a lot of space?

kcm

Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: jobinyt on February 24, 2016, 03:35:33 PM
Ebooks says no longer available for download. Too bad, looks very interesting.
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 24, 2016, 04:47:32 PM
Job, which book are you referring to?

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: jobinyt on February 26, 2016, 08:22:31 PM
Kcm - the one in the link - 'Ore ....'  However, I tried again tonight and it dowloaded complete - but won't open :(
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 26, 2016, 08:40:50 PM
Strange - I downloaded it fine and have opened it several times without incident.

If you PM me your email, I can try to email it to you - assuming it's not too large a file to send as an attachment

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 26, 2016, 09:16:44 PM
GREAT NEWS!! For anyone who wishes to read or try-on-for-size this book, it is available for reading online for free at:
ViewInside - Ore Deposit Geology (http://wdn.ipublishcentral.net/cambridge_university_press2956/viewinsidehtml/52644464075987)

There is no download necessary. No signing up. No name, address, credit card #.....nothing. Just go there and read the fully illustrated, full-color book online. I haven't tried to thumb through every page, so there "might" be a limit to how many pages you can view. ...But let's hope not!  ;D

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: kcm on February 26, 2016, 09:27:33 PM
Apparently, another download location for this is:
Download PDF: Ore Deposit Geology by John Ridley Free Book PDF (http://zhadin.net/science-geography/146157-ore-deposit-geology.html)

I have not gone to this site, but is apparently another site that is offering the book in a free .pdf download. It appears they have quite a selection of books to choose from - just no obvious way to know what all is there - no search box either, that I can see.

Anyone having trouble with the Cambridge site might have better results with this one.

kcm
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: jobinyt on February 28, 2016, 06:38:03 PM
You're sure finding some good stuff. I'm reading  on ore deposits but it is about specific 'interesting' deposits. I think something more generally geologic would be better. Knowing about one of a kind deposits isn't likely to do me much good - and I need lots of help. Geologists turn up their noses at siderite outcropping I found and it seems no one wants a titanium deposit until it has totally decayed to rutile. And gold - I find specs here and there - but it's the hunt and the finding I enjoy - no interest in being the miner.

Anyhow, I tried the second site - PDF and DOCX versions - neither downloaded. The host seemd to know that and said ' click here if not downloading'. That just put me back to the download screen. It proved I'm insane - doing the same thing and expecting a different result :~; 
Title: Re: Ore Deposit Geology BOOK
Post by: jobinyt on March 16, 2016, 06:34:44 AM
Ok - I finally got to a Windows computer and got the file downloaded, saved to a thumb drive, and skimmed the book. It looks good  - much better than the ore text I was reading. Nice basic general description in this book,  instead of the in-depth study of 'interesting '( read unusual - one of a kind) deposits book that I had. Still, after reading this I'll probably be able to stand on top of a deposit and not recognize it. And I'd still like to solve the mystery of how I find something interesting, run a sample through my chemistry set and determine it is a real actual mineral, and then the geologists take a quick glance at a sample, rightly guess the area in which I found it, and say 'tain't nuthin' even though there is no claim,  trenching, drilling or other sign of assessment work near the showing, but mines and claims exist in the area. Very mysterious this ore stuff.