pit sampling

pit sampling

[′pit ‚sam·pliŋ]
(mining engineering)
Using small untimbered pits to gain access to shallow alluvial deposits or ore dumps for purpose of testing or valuation.
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Pit sampling on of five 10mx10m area pits on land returned an average of 2.
The data from the Balad burn pit sampling effort was used in a quantitative screening human health risk assessment, using the Human Health Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund methodology outlined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Surface gold oxide mineralisation from trenching and pit sampling confirms
In addition, a broader based program of back-hoe supported pit sampling was completed along a distance of 10.
Other exploration activities in Rio Negro and Chubut Provinces throughout the year will cover geophysics, auger and pit sampling, water sampling and mapping.
Further details associated with Galway's California Pie de Gallo pit sampling and results can be found in the Company's January 14, 2010 press release.
the old Mayo Darle mine area; and (ii) pit sampling at Mbondjanga.
Previous soil, auger, and pit sampling on the concessions have yielded excellent indications of gold concentrations inferring a resource base in excess of 300,000 ounces of gold (cutoff grade 0.
Exploration of the Mbwenkuru prospect is currently underway, including volumetric pit sampling at spacing of 500m by 50m on the high grade zone along the Mbwemkuru River, as well as regional pit traverses every 2-4 km along the entire 22km strike with 100m spacing.
An initial pit sampling programme proved very successful, insofar as
Now, the trenching program will link several of these pit sampling sites to illustrate inter-site consistency and create parameters to assist in building credible models for potential open pit mining.
Both lease areas exhibited very high values in a pit sampling programs conducted by Geneva last summer.