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Mining geology is an applied science which combines the principles of economic geology and mining engineering to the development of a defined mineral resource. Mining geologists and engineers work to develop an identified ore deposit to economically extract the ore.

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  • Lacy, Willard C., ed. (1983). Mining geology. Stroudsburg, Pa.: Hutchinson Ross Pub. Co. ISBN 9780879334260.
  • Peters, William C. (1987). Exploration and mining geology (2nd ed.). New York: J. Wiley. ISBN 0471838640.