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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Mineral Resource Estimation [electronic resource] /
Author Rossi, Mario E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Deutsch, Clayton V.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number TN260
ISBN 9781402057175
Subjects Geography. ; Geology, economic. ; Mines and mineral resources.
Internet Access
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Collation XIV, 332 p. 271 illus., 148 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Statistical Tools and Concepts -- 3. Geological Controls and Block Modeling -- 4. Definition of Estimation Domains -- 5. Data Collection and Handling -- 6. Spatial Continuity -- 7. Mining Dilution -- 8. Recoverable Resources: Estimation -- 9. Recoverable Resources: Probabilistic Estimation -- 10. Recoverable Resources: Simulation -- 11. Resource Model Validations and Reconciliations -- 12. Uncertainty and Risk -- 13. Short Term Models -- 14. Case Studies -- 15. Conclusions -- Index. Mineral resource estimation has changed considerably in the past 25 years: geostatistical techniques have become commonplace and continue to evolve; computational horsepower has revolutionized all facets of numerical modeling; mining and processing operations are often larger; and uncertainty quantification is becoming standard practice. Recent books focus on historical methods or details of geostatistical theory. So there is a growing need to collect and synthesize the practice of modern mineral resource estimation into a book for undergraduate students, beginning graduate students, and young geologists and engineers. It is especially fruitful that this book is written by authors with years of relevant experience performing mineral resource estimation and with years of relevant teaching experience. This comprehensive textbook and reference fills this need.