The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Parkville, Australia, 1975, first edition thus, hardback, no dust jacket, 4to, line drawings, charts and tables.
This is part of a major update of an earlier study entitled the "Geology of Australian Ore Deposits". The update was published in four volumes covering metals, coal, petroleum and industrial minerals and rocks of which this is the second. This edition was the third addressing the topic that had been published by the Institute and followed earlier editions published in 1953 and 1965. However, it had been been greatly expanded to cover all mineral deposits and includes Papua New Guinea.
Very good condition. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. There is rubbing to extremities and the tail of the spine is bumped. There are a few white marks to the front and rear (see photos). Pages are clean and undamaged with bright print. Binding is sound. Writing on the front free endpaper records the book as a gift with the donor's name also appearing on the title page (see photos).