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Title: The cyclical concept in mining geography
Author: Coggins, P. C.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1981
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Model Development in mining and mineral resources has received limited attention by Economic Geographers. This research reviews relevant work that had been carried out prior to 1975, both geographical and in related disciplines. Given the fixed locations of mineral deposits, resource depletion and the finite quantity present in any deposit, location decision making in mining is discussed within a supply-based paradigm, Theoretical aspects of this location decision making are integrated within the framework of a descriptive normative model using a life cycle analogy of mine or mineral deposit development in order to study temporal changes and variations in spatial patterns. The hypothetical model framework is tested in two contrasting case studies, salt mining in Cheshire, England, and gold mining on the Witwatersrand of South Africa. These allow a detailed evaluation of the model in terms of mineral characteristics, temporal factors, socio-political factors and spatial impact.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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