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Applied Mineral Inventory Estimation

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  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521021821

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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 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 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.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The book will find wide use as a reference in exploration and mining companies, and as a text in professional short courses. Geologists working on exploration projects that have moved beyond discovery drilling will want access to this book. It also should find wide use in mine offices, to be consulted by geologists and engineers dealing with mine planning and ore quality problems. It will also serve as a useful guide for the selection and evaluation of consulting specialists." Economic Geology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521021821
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 207 b/w illus. 68 tables 76 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • 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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