The use of plants as indicators in prospecting for minerals is discussed on a broad scale from the standpoints both of available literature and. Geobotanical methods of prospecting involve the use of vegetation for identification of the nature and properties of the substrate. Paradoxically. Two methods of botanical prospecting for uranium deposits have been applied on the .. , Geobotanical reconnaissance near Grants, N. Mex.: U. S. Geol.

Author: Modal Kajilkree
Country: Spain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 10 May 2005
Pages: 20
PDF File Size: 4.83 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.67 Mb
ISBN: 327-3-38579-131-2
Downloads: 35842
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: JoJobar

Variations was found in fruit of the bog prospectlng vaccinium uliginosum growing in a radioactive area at Great Bear Lake in Canada. It was suggested that in the absence of certain metals, the anthocyanins for red oxonium salts which become blue when they are complexed with excessive amounts of iron, aluminium, or other elements. By at least the fifth century m: The first result of mild doses of radioactivity is a stimulatory effect on the vegetation.

Two- fern plants belonging to Adiantum venustum analyzed uranium values of and ppm respectively.

geobotanical prospecting

Many of the gold bugs think the Desert Trumpet will lead you to the gold! Radon in groundwater from India- a brief report. Perhaps the most obvious of all plant mutations is that of changes in the colour of the flowers. All types of news from all over the world related to environment and geology will also be discussed here. Harper and Row publishers, New York. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons.

It is therefore possible that excessive amounts of some of these metals could produce a blue tint in flowers that are normally red or pink, and this could be useful field guide in prospecting.


In this method, it is presumed that a particular variety of plant species is an indicator of a sub-surface uranium molecules. A particular type of alyssum Alyssum bertoloni is highly tolerant to nickel, and is a classic indicator of that metal’s presence.

America was founded by tough hell-raisers. There is, however, ample evidence that even fairly low levels of radiation can produce morphological changes in plants over a prolonged period.

But perhaps it is copper pdospecting than gold that assumes greater importance. Environment and Geology Ek Sparsh http: Definite awareness that mineral trace elements actually occurred in and could be extracted from certain plants is seen in the year in a book called Precious Secrets of the Realm of the Keng and Hsin symbols of metals and minerals. Geobotanical methods of prospecting involve the use of vegetation for identification of the nature and properties of the substrate.

Definition of geobotanical prospecting – glossary

The method has evolved over the years and now more than a hundred species have been recognized as indicators of the presence of a number of elements, including ore metals.

Prospceting, September 8, Geobofanical methods for prospecting uranium deposits. Name of the plant in the figure below is Astraqualus sp. Shoot, even today’s geologists look for different colors of earth to gobotanical them of possible mineral deposits.

This plant cannot be identified with certainty; it could be a type of orchid, basil, hawthorn, or wild pear or plum, all of which have names somewhat similar to this archaic one.

Recently a fungus was found growing on 24K gold plating on a coffee geobotnical. Plant ash is analyzed directly for the determination of uranium content. Instead of growing as a closed grained hardwood, the resultant growth is a stringy fiberous wood. Geobotanical surveys have been carried out in the Satpura-Gondwana basin of Madhya Pradesh and the foot hills of the Himalayas to demarcate mineralized uranium sandstone facies. There are some minor issues such as selected Australian Eucalyptus, of furniture quality hardwood, were introduced into California in the ‘s to be used as railroad sleeper ties.


The oldest traces of this knowledge in China would seem to go back several centuries Be; but it is first found, substantiated by texts, in the third century m.

In terms of execution, the basic requirement is merely a pair of human eyes; but in the interpretation of the visual or photographic image, some prospectiny is required of a number of different disciplines such as biochemistry, botany, chemistry, ecology, geology, and plant physiology. Possibly the reason was secrecy. A particular type of grass Panicurn crusgalli indicates lead in the soil. The technique has been used in China since in the 5th century BC.

The connection arose out of an agricultural interest concerning soil compositions.

As for the Northern Regions, names such as Coppermine in the Central Arctic and the Copper River in southwest Alaska are common-place, while the Canadian Shield is again recognized for both its variety and its mineral richness – not merely copper, but Gold, Silver, Tin, Lead and Zinc.

Haggerty identified Pandanus candelabrum as a botanical indicator for kimberlite pipes, a source of mined diamonds. Posted by Nitish Priyadarshi at 4: However, for the whole of Chinese history we are short of texts actually giving accounts of prospecting by these methods.

But it is also probable that such accounts as do survive still await discovery and are to be found in the thousands of old regional histories and gazetteers which have not [p.

Start the discussion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *