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.
Tale 1: Ore sampling sites, color and different constituents as (w/w) percentage
In the last of these, ore sampling, sample preparation, testing machines and routines are covered as practical guides to mine laboratory staff.
On the Alaska side of the border, in addition to efforts at A-J and Kensington, ore sampling was continuing this summer at the Jualin Mine, located just to the south of the Kensington.
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.
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.
Surface drilling operations were carried out in 1981 and 1983, and in 1987 the company began driving an adit (one-way tunnel) from the southwest ridge of Windy Craggy Mountain to allow bulk ore sampling and to confirm the depth of the mineral find.