Old books full of more than just dust

GEOLOGISTS and miners should not be so quick to dismiss the valuable information in old, out-of-print industry monographs collated over the past century, Orefind director Jun Cowan says.

Old books full of more than just dust Old books full of more than just dust Old books full of more than just dust Old books full of more than just dust Old books full of more than just dust

Many important books were published in mining and metallurgical societies around the world in the early 1900s and these should be scanned and made available for free to all professionals, according to Cowan

According to Cowan there has been a slow, 180-degree shift over the past 70 years in the knowledge of ore geology and the quality of the descriptions of deposits because people assume new and more