Edited by Anthony B Christie
Monograph 31 is an essential reference on the geology, exploration, research and mining of New Zealand mineral deposits, summarising work from the mid-2000s to 2016. Published in 2016, the volume is a collection of 66 papers written by more than 100 of New Zealand's leading minerals experts. The more than 500 pages are profusely illustrated with maps, figures and photos in full colour.
The volume begins with a series of review papers on the New Zealand minerals industry, geological setting and selected mineral deposit types, followed by papers on the geology and exploration of individual prospective areas and mineral deposits. A particular emphasis is on compiling and reporting the latest research and mineral exploration results from relevant open-file exploration reports submitted by companies to government, thus making this otherwise unpublished information more accessible.