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Applied Mineral Inventory Estimation

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  • Date Published: January 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511031458

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  • Applied Mineral Inventory Estimation presents a comprehensive applied approach to the estimation of mineral resources/reserves with particular emphasis on the geological basis of such estimations, the need for and maintenance of a high quality assay data base, the practical use of a comprehensive exploratory data evaluation, and the importance of a comprehensive geostatistical approach to the estimation methodology. Practical problems and real data are used throughout as illustrations: each chapter ends with a summary of practical concerns, a number of practical exercises and a short list of references for supplementary study. This textbook is suitable for any university or mining school that offers senior undergraduate and graduate student courses on mineral resource/reserve estimation. It will also be valuable for professional mining engineers, geological engineers and geologists working with mineral exploration and mining companies.

    • Only comprehensive and applied textbook on this topic
    • Authors are very experienced teachers of this topic in universities and mining industry
    • Many practical examples, illustrations and problem sets
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    '… useful at various levels from student to professional. It covers pretty much everything.' Mineral Planning

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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511031458
    • contains: 207 b/w illus. 68 tables 76 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mineral inventory: an overview
    2. Geological control of mineral inventory estimation
    3. Continuity
    4. Statistical concepts in mineral inventory estimation: an overview
    5. Data and data quality
    6. Exploratory data evaluation
    7. Outliers
    8. An introduction to geostatistical concepts
    9. Spatial analysis: an introduction to semivariograms
    10. Kriging
    11. Global reserve/resource estimation
    12. Grade-Tonnage curves
    13. Local estimation of resources/reserves
    14. Simulation: an introduction to conditional simulation
    15. Bulk density
    16. Dilution
    17. Geostatistics and reality
    18. Reserve/resource classification
    19. Metal accounting
    Appendices: A.1. British and international measurement systems: conversion
    A.2. US Standard sieves
    A.3. Drill hole and core diameters

  • Authors

    Alastair J. Sinclair, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Garston H. Blackwell, Queen's University, Ontario

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