Large Mines and the Community

Socioeconomic and Environmental Effects in Latin America, Canada, and Spain

Large Mines and the Community

"International Development Research Centre."

Index to Map of Hispanic America

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Index to Map of Hispanic America


Investing in People

Sustaining Communities Through Improved Business Practice : a Community Development Resource Guide for Companies

Investing in People

This guide is a resource to help International Finance Corporation (IFC) clients and other companies establish effective community development programs. It defines general principles and methods, disseminates good practice, and refers readers to other resources to help them develop an appropriate community development program.

Gossans and Leached Cappings

Field Assessment

Gossans and Leached Cappings

This text concentrates upon field observations concerning leached cappings and gossans, occurring as oxidised surface expressions of underlying ore zones. Although the advent of modern multielement geochemical sampling and easier mechanical excavation assist considerably in subsurface interpretation, there are still many occasions where the first observation and recognition are made by the lone field geologist. New exposures continue to be found in remote and often difficult terrains, where “on the spot” skills are of prime importance. In general terms the text has been arranged from the broad scale to the specific, and it should be realised that all scales provide valuable input for final interpretation. The topics covered include: • Theoretical perspectives • Initial recognition • General field observations • Detailed field observations (secondary minerals, boxworks) • Porphyry copper leached cappings

Lost in the Long Transition

Struggles for Social Justice in Neoliberal Chile

Lost in the Long Transition

Presenting case studies by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and environmental specialists,Lost in the Long Transition critically examines the impact of neoliberal economic and social policies at the local level in post-dictatorship Chile. Topics include privatization of water rights, tuberculosis and public health crises, the role of labor unions, industrial salmon farming, natural resource conservation, the political ecology of copper, struggles for affordable housing, homelessness and citizenship rights, and gender identity issues in the experiences of returned exiles.

Multiple-point Geostatistics

Stochastic Modeling with Training Images

Multiple-point Geostatistics

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to multiple-point geostatistics, where spatial continuity is described using training images. Multiple-point geostatistics aims at bridging the gap between physical modelling/realism and spatio-temporal stochastic modelling. The book provides an overview of this new field in three parts. Part I presents a conceptual comparison between traditional random function theory and stochastic modelling based on training images, where random function theory is not always used. Part II covers in detail various algorithms and methodologies starting from basic building blocks in statistical science and computer science. Concepts such as non-stationary and multi-variate modeling, consistency between data and model, the construction of training images and inverse modelling are treated. Part III covers three example application areas, namely, reservoir modelling, mineral resources modelling and climate model downscaling. This book will be an invaluable reference for students, researchers and practitioners of all areas of the Earth Sciences where forecasting based on spatio-temporal data is performed.