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.
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Any good mineral exploration software package has an ore block modelling function, where drill data - usually in the form of assay data - are interpolated in 3D using a variety of statistical techniques.
The high gold and silver grades were encountered in the process of ongoing development on the 5600 level of the N-1 ore block (see accompanying longitudinal section).
Tenders are invited for Exploratory Core Drilling Of Total 3700 M In Sasangda Ne Iron Ore Block In West Singhbhum District Of Jharkhand State
Using the example of a surface-weathered polymetallic sulphide deposit, they used a net smelter return approach to select the optimum route for each ore block, either leaching or flotation, identifying the option that provided the highest monetary return on a per-ton basis.
Brigus is currently in the process of allocating more resources and work crews for the development of a large ore block on the western side of the underground mine.
The Chhattisgarh Government and the Centre have decided to allocate an iron ore block with an estimated deposit of around 80 million tonnes.
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.
In a seminal 1951 paper published in the Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa, he pursued a statistical explanation of the conditional biases in ore block valuations--the basis for the practice of kriging.
The loading and hauling system is set up on the lower level for the whole ore block.
According to Whittle, enterprise optimization techniques are likely to add most value in the early study phases of mine lifecycles, when a good ore block model is already available but before this has been used as the basis for fixing the size and configuration of the planned operation.
Usually it is limited by processing, and, in this case, only the mining of an ore block extends the life of the mine.
Development of this ore block will likely require a courageous decision: to extend the 4-subvert shaft to this depth.