Geostatistical approach to operational sample design for ore/waste selection in surface gold mining

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Abstract

This paper examines how a mine engineer can design a blast hole pattern when data collection is more important than fragmentation The problem formulation is based upon a simple physical model incorporating generally available economic data, and the solution relies heavily upon the tools and concepts of geostatistics. In particular, the relationship between the blast hole assays and the selective mining units is described using a variogram and a bivariate lognormal distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages262-274
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Event21st International Symposium - Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry - Littleton, CO, USA
Duration: Feb 27 1989Mar 2 1989

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Other21st International Symposium - Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry
CityLittleton, CO, USA
Period2/27/893/2/89

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    Barnes, R. J. (1989). Geostatistical approach to operational sample design for ore/waste selection in surface gold mining. 262-274. Paper presented at 21st International Symposium - Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry, Littleton, CO, USA, .