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PART 1- Exploring, Evaluating, and Mining
Nonterrestrial Resources
by Richard E. Gertsch


To Build a Mine: Prospect to Product. by Richard E. Gertsch

     Developing Mineral Resources on Earth.
          Market Identification: Formulating the Project
          Exploration: Finding Prospects
          Site Evaluation: The Sampling Program
          Site Evaluation: The Ore Body Model
          Design and Construction

     Implications for Nonterrestrial Resources.
          The Market
          Exploration
          Sampling Program
          Mine Design and Construction
     Recommendations
     References

Lunar Exploration for Resource Utilization. by Michael B. Duke

Lunar Material Resources: An Overview. by James L. Carter

     Introduction.
     Physical and Chemical Processes
         Active Surface Agents
         Rock Cycle
     Lunar Material Resources
         Rocks and Minerals
           Rocks
           Minerals
        Regolith
           Minerals
           Glasses
           Volatile Species

        Fumaroles and Vapor Deposits
        NonlunarMaterials
     Discussion
     Conclusions
     References

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