Saikia, Kalyan (2004) Role of geostatistics in surface mine planning. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 52 (11). pp. 251-256. ISSN 0022-2755

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Mine planning primarily depends, among many, on a thorough knowledge of the spatial distribution of mineralization parameters in a deposit, viz. grade (quality), tonnage (quantity), width, overburden thickness and other parameters that are required for mining on a continuous basis. Geostatistics provides an acceptable means to access adequately various parameters of a deposit with minimum error that are crucial to mine planning. This paper highlights the role of geostatistics in surface mine planning in terms of two broad interfaces. First, an interface between geology and geostatistics that aids in the identification of geological controls and definition of populations. Second, an interface that aids in defining selective mining unit, estimation of bench-wise block grades with respect to mining selectivity and determination of optimum scheme of mining sequence ensuring a required quality for planned quantity of mine production.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Geo-Mechanics and Mine Design
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 06:54
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2011 06:54

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