Newsflash - 14 July 2006
New Theses on DM
The value of Data Metallogenica as a repository of useful and accessible knowledge for the minerals industry is continually being reinforced. A new and exciting dimension is currently being added to the DM website – full text digital university PhD theses, which are being donated by their authors. Early examples include:
This development allows much previously largely unavailable primary data to become accessible to exploration geologists and researchers all over the world. We are very grateful to the contributors for allowing their data to be made available to the global community, and urge other students to consider providing their own theses to DM in the future to add value to their hard work.
In the meantime, a separate AMIRA project (P874 Australian Geoscience Thesis Database) by Professor Allan White and Dr Amarendra Changkakoti from the University of Melbourne has commenced with the support of 15 sponsors and the contributing university departments – the aim is to develop a complete Australian geoscience thesis database, including short summaries of each thesis related to mineralisation. This neglected data resource will become easily accessed via the Internet, providing a valuable information resource for all exploration and mining companies in Australia, as well as researchers around the world. An early deliverable has been the basic listing of about 10,000 theses so far. The database is currently confidential to project sponsors but will later be included in DM. Later, theses from universities in other countries will also be progressively added (one contribution already on hand is a complete listing of all theses from the University of Nevada in Reno).
To view the new theses, as well as much other information from mineral deposits from around the world, subscribe to Data Metallogenica today (click here for information).
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