mining width

mining width

[′mīn·iŋ ‚width]
(mining engineering)
The minimum width needed to extract ore regardless of the actual width of ore-bearing rock.
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44g/t of three platinum group metals (platinum, palladium, rhodium plus gold) over a mining width of 87 cm: a healthy but medium-sized claim.
Detailed sampling and re-mapping will determine more precise contacts between ore and waste, leading to a re-assessment of mining width.
using a minimum mining width of 2 metres and a cut-off grade of 0.
3)Indicated resources diluted and factored to minimum mining width mechanized 6.
The capped assay data was then composited to the minimum mining width of 3 feet and grade interpolation applied using inverse distance squared to determine resource blocks.
Veins are diluted, at actual grade, to a minimum mining width for reserves and resources.
Vein assays ran substantially higher, as expected, but are not usually an accurate measure of ore grades over a mining width.