The Hope Factor
– Mineral Discoveries Australia, Papua New Guinea & the Philippines, by Anthony R. Hope (published 2011)
This self published book by geologist Tony Hope is the result of three years of effort based on his own widespread experience spanning 50 years, including many others in a diverse range of mineral exploration stories that encompass people and events that led to the development of mines in Australia, PNG and the Philippines.
The hard cover book is beautifully presented and contains numerous photos, maps and drawings and has historical input from those involved with each story including the actual discoverers of Bougainville, Ok Tedi and Lihir deposits for example.
The 536 page volume is intended for a wide ranging audience including engineers, miners, historians and those with an interest in how deposits are discovered. It will also appeal to anybody interested in the science of geology as applied to mineral discoveries and to students in both secondary and tertiary education stages.
This book was published by Anthony R Hope FAusIMM(CP).
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