Introduction to Exploration Geochemistry (Second Edition)

A. A. Levinson
1980 (Second edition)
924 pp. /1 colour plate /17 halftones /238 line diagrams /65 tables


ISBN 0-915834-04-9, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 79-54677


Note: The second edition consists of (a) the first edition (1974) in its entirety (pp. 1-612) and (b) The 1980 Supplement (pp. 615-924). An Erratum for the first edition is on page 612.


The first edition with the 1980 supplement … provides the best available review of the current status of geochemical methods of exploration. It should be in the library of all persons engaged in the search for metallic mineral resources.”

Eion Cameron (Geological Survey of Canada), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta


This volume is broad in its coverage, extremely up-to-date, and is presently the only available text book in exploration geochemistry that meets these criteria. It will make a fine addition to the library of both students and practicing professionals.”

Richard Darling (Ecole Polytechnique), Mathematical Geology



1974 edition in its entirety
Preface (second edition)
1A. Introduction
2A. The Primary Environment
3A. The Secondary Environment
4A. Some Basic Principles
5A. Field Methods
6A. Analytical Methods
7A. Primary Distribution
8A. Secondary Dispersion
9A. Regional and Detailed Surveys
10A. Vegetation Surveys
11A. Geochemical Exploration in Canada
12A. The Statistical Treatment of Geochemical Data (R. B. McCammon)
13A. Application of Geochemistry to the Search for Crude Oil and Natural Gas (Brian Hitchon)
Appendix E. Geochemical Characteristics of Selected Elements
Appendix F. Gravimetric Conversion Factors