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By Alastair J. Sinclair

Utilized Mineral stock Estimation provides a complete utilized method of the estimation of mineral resources/reserves with specific emphasis at the geological foundation of such estimations, the necessity for and upkeep of a top quality assay information base, the sensible use of entire exploratory information assessment, and the significance of a complete geostatistical method of the estimation method. sensible difficulties and genuine information are used all through as illustrations. each one bankruptcy ends with a precis of sensible matters, a few workouts and a quick checklist of references for supplementary learn. This textbook is appropriate for any collage or mining tuition that gives senior undergraduate and graduate scholar classes on mineral resource/reserve estimation.

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Maintaining high-quality data and estimates requires close attention to sampling and analytical and estimation procedures as well as appropriate integration of a confident geologic model into the estimation process. The sequential nature of resource/reserve estimation must be appreciated. Information is obtained in a staged manner, and new information becomes available intermittently. Plans should be made in advance as to how this sequential gain in information is taken into account and at what intervals entirely new estimates of mineral inventory are made.

Concepts of accuracy and uncertainty are widely misused in the reporting of metal reserves and resources. King et al. (1982, p. 11% Zn. These examples are all given to more significant figures than are warranted and emphasize the importance of honoring the number of significant figures in presenting mineral inventory estimates. Mining companies traditionally report mineral inventory to more figures than are justified. , reproducible by test to better than the first two figures) indicates an uncertainty of between 1:100 and 1:1,000.

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