possible ore

possible ore

[′päs·ə·bəl ¦ȯr]
(mining engineering)
A class of ore whose existence is a reasonable possibility, based upon geologic-mineralogic relationships and the extent of ore bodies already developed. Also known as extension ore.
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The facility will ultimately house multiple different processing circuits to maximize the range of possible ore and concentrate treatment options for its clients.
The ships and 'ingots' represented in southern Scandinavian rock art are indeed intriguing, and the lead isotope analyses that propose possible ore sources for the metal artefacts are presented in a coherent, if inconclusive manner.
6 million tons of possible ore at the nearby Hilltop Deposit.
There are about five years of proven, probable and possible ore reserves remaining at the operation.
The thicker mineralization zones will help lower the levels of possible ore dilution and this aspect combined with the shallow depth to the ore zones where stripping ratios are expected to be very low at less than 2 to 1, will positively impact mining operational costs.
The results are showing good numbers and should justify a more extensive exploration of the possible ore reserves left in the ground.
At current gold prices, the mine's current proven, probable and possible ore reserves give it a life of three more years.
The Alanco report also included a report by Keegel Engineering that gave a resource of Proven, Probable and Possible Ore as 160,000 tons with an average grade of 0.
GEEX) Starting in March 2000, SEM has expanded its land base on the property to cover adequately the surface areas of probable and possible ore reserves.
In the Ormsby Zone, probable geologic ore reserves are 1,787,750 ounces gold and possible ore reserves are an additional 1,500,000 ounces gold.
Outside Target Exploration; In the summer of 2006 a large induced polarization (IP) survey was conducted in an effort to identify additional possible ore targets.
E[acute accent]Past work, consisting of cat trenching, surface geological mapping and diamond drilling during 2002 and 2003, indicated a 250 m strike length of possible ore grade gold - silver mineralization.