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What is ore microscopy?write the optical properties of ore minerals(Sir please Write about minerals used fertilizer industry with specialization and distribution.(On Monday I will have my Ore Geology exam and this Question was asked on last year long answer type Questions section.Iam unable to find answer of this question anywhere. Sir plz help me and answer in at least 200 words)

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Shariq:

It is the same as optical mineralogy, except it is done on thin sections of ore samples.  Depending on the type of ore one is dealing with, the properties will vary.  

A summary is here:

http://www.edumine.com/courses/online-courses/practical-ore-microscopy-and-miner

http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/OpenAccess_publications.html?p=Craig_Vaughan

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I can answer questions concerning physical and historical geology, environmental geology/hydrology, environmental consulting, remote sensing/aerial photo interpretation, G&G computer applications, petroleum exploration, drilling, geochemistry, geochemical and microbiological prospecting, 3D reservoir modeling, computer mapping and drilling.I am not a geophysicist.

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I have 24 years experience split between the petroleum and environmental industries. I have served as an expert witness in remote sensing, developmental geologist, exploration geologist, enviromental project manager, and subject matter expert in geology and geophysical software development.

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