Mine Area

Mine Area


a mineral deposit or the portion of a deposit that is assigned for working by a single mine. A mine area is delineated according to the strike, rise, and dip of the seam or stratum; that is, the area is bounded on the sides, from above, and from below.

When a deposit is divided into mine areas, the boundaries of the areas are fixed during the planning stage either on the basis of technological and economic considerations or in accordance with major geological disturbances and barrier pillars. If a deposit’s strata are undisturbed, the mine area is shaped as a rectangle with the long side following the strike.

A mine area contains mineral reserves whose extent predetermines the production capacity and life of the mine.

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Following this release, a monetary bond of $442,000 is in place for the remaining mine area.
The latest Windimurra resource figures follow successful 3,518-m reverse circulation and 823-m diamond core drilling programs in the southern mine area.
The mining right to allow a company subsidiary, Southgold Exploration (Pty) Ltd (Southgold), to mine gold, silver and other minerals in the Burnstone mine area has been executed in the name of Southgold on February 17, 2009.
Finnish fertilisers producer Kemira GrowHow Oyj said on Monday (25 June) that the Finnish ministry of trade and industry has made its decision about the mining rights in the Sokli mine area at Savukoski in Eastern Lapland, Finland.
16 m, are from a program designed to test near surface gold mineralization in the North Mine area.
If heavy rain flows through the mine area, it can pick up iron sulfide and carry it from the mine area into the watersheds--and into the park.
Under the agreement, Jubilee is, inter alia, offered the special right to access the PGM - bearing tailings on the DCM mine area, and the right to build, a dedicated chrome and PGM processing facility on the Mining Area to process the Tailings.

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