ore intersection

ore intersection

[′ȯr ‚in·tər‚sek·shən]
(mining engineering)
The point at which a borehole, crosscut, or other underground opening encounters an ore vein or deposit.
The thickness of the ore-bearing deposit so traversed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In some cases, the true thickness is reported at a greater width than the mineralised iron ore intersection. This is a direct result of the diamond drill holes being collared internally to the iron ore horizon.
If you are drilling in a mine and using the assay data for ore resource calculation then it is best for the future of the mine (and yours) that the program connects the ore intersections correctly.