Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
The results of recent experimental studies and modern theoretical concepts are combined in this volume to provide a comprehensive analysis of sulfide mineral oxidation processes. Introductory chapters discuss the properties of sulfide minerals and various investigative techniques, followed by chapters on oxidation mechanisms and the behavior of minerals under these various oxidizing conditions. This book also demonstrates modern methods of physical-chemical modelling and the regulation and optimization of flotation processes.
Mineral supplements are receiving a great deal of attention and experiencing a tremendous period of growth. Despite their popularity, questions continue to arise regarding the research behind their claims, the efficacy of different forms, and their overall safety. It is critical for the health care community and the general public to have an unbiased source of authoritative information.
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