heavy-mineral prospecting

heavy-mineral prospecting

[′hev·ē ¦min·rəl ′präs‚pek·tiŋ]
(mining engineering)
Locating the source of an economic mineral by determining the relative amounts of the mineral in stream sediments and tracing the drainage upstream.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.