Article ID: CBB001320291

Uranium, Geoinformatics, and the Economic Image of Mineral Exploration (2013)


When uranium prospectors working in northern Canada want to visualize a new deposit, they can't simply walk outside and take a picture of the ground beneath their feet. `Mapping' an ore body in the twenty-first century means building a statistical model from a grid of chemical data, a collaborative process demanding the efforts of drilling crews, geologists, chemists, and statisticians. As rock samples are translated into numerical concentration values and then back into images of geological features, scientific theories become economic data, reshaping geological theory, environmental regulation and development in the process.

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Authors & Contributors
Walker, Mark Edwin
Jennifer Bonnell
D'Angelo, Fabio
Marcel Fortin
Glaser, Alexander
Fox, Sarah Alisabeth
Scientia Canadensis: Journal of the History of Canadian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Public Interest Report
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Canadian Journal of History
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Vervuert Verlag
University of Nebraska Press
University of Calgary Press
University of Alberta Press
Travel; exploration
Visual representation; visual communication
Uranium industry
Mines and mining
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr
Meen, Victor Ben
Humboldt, Alexander von
Franklin, John
Bridgland, Morrison Parsons
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
United States
Arctic regions
Columbia River
Naples (Italy)
Geological Survey of Canada

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