ore block

ore block

[′ȯr ‚bläk]
(mining engineering)
A vein of ore which is bound above, below, and at one or both ends; it is ready for excavation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Blasts were carried out in two different stopes at the -600 m level of the Shiling ore block to contrastively investigate the blasting performance for different stemming materials.
9 Hornady branded .177 Black Diamond Steel SB's (3,000 count) ore block anodized and manufactured by Umorex specifically for Hornady.
As the Zonge inversions consist of data points located in X, Y (for each section presented) and Z (being the northing of each section), the data were easily modelled using the Ore Block Modelling module in Micromine.
In the second case where the ore block has a small parcel of waste within it, the ore loss and waste dilution will be extremely high.
* The loading and hauling system is set up on the lower level for the whole ore block. This possibly justifies the use of continuous mucking machines and/or electrically powered equipment, which would reduce ventilation requirements even further