ore sampling

ore sampling

[′ȯr ‚sam·pliŋ]
(mining engineering)
The process in which a portion of ore is selected so that its composition will represent the average composition of the entire bulk of ore.
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According to CEO Trevor Moss, by the second quarter of 2012, they will have finished the proposed mine's bulk ore sampling and resources upgrades, on the other hand the metallurgical pilot test work would be complete by the third quarter.
Work will commence on the upgrade to the intersection of the mine access road with the Great Northern Highway from early November, and CSI Pty Ltd is gearing up for the required modifications to the existing crushing and screening plant to facilitate iron ore sampling and final product stacking.
In the last of these, ore sampling, sample preparation, testing machines and routines are covered as practical guides to mine laboratory staff.
Under current plans, based on continued ore sampling this summer, the mine now sports more than 100 million tons of proven and probable reserves, at last enough gold to keep the mine open for 15 years.