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Crustal Structures and Mineral Deposits

Edited By J.A. Bourne and C.R. Twidale

Crustal Structures and Mineral Deposits

E.S.T. O'Driscoll's contribution to mineral exploration

Tim O'Driscoll became well known nationally and internationally for his experimental work on rock deformation and his meticulous plotting of lineaments, associated fracture patterns and ring structures, but perhaps most for his application of both lines of research to the practical problems of locating mineral deposits. His work led to significant ad­vances in the Broken Hill and Kambalda mineral fields but he will be remembered particularly as a member of the distinguished Western Mining Corporation team that discovered and planned the early development of the world-class Olympic Dam ore body.

His work also inspired many colleagues in the industry to apply, extend and refine his findings. Many students have reason to be grateful for O'Driscoll's interest and advice. Conversely, he never missed an opportunity to acknowledge the help and encouragement he had received from such mentors as Haddon King, Eric Rudd and Edwin Hills.

O'Driscoll hoped and intended to present his life's work in book form, but this wish was overtaken by events. Instead, he helped plan this volume, which includes and is built around what are regarded as his benchmark papers. They are inter­spersed with invited essays authored by friends and colleagues and which offer background and perspective to his own seminal contributions. This memorial volume is a timely reminder not only of the significance of Tim O'Driscoll's varied contributions to mineral exploration but also of his warm and generous friendship.

Hard cover & Dust Jacket. B/W images & illustrations. 208 pages. approx. 280mm X 210mm. 1st Edition (2007) ISBN: 9781877058578. RRP $69.95

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