Resource Estimation - MINE3220

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mining Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequsite: MINE2010 or CVEN3201

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Resource and reserve estimation of coal and metalliferous deposits. Geological influences on resource and reserve estimation. Sampling methodology. Merits of various estimation methods and relevance to specific mineral deposits including Geostatistics. Basis of prepartion and reliability of resources and reserves, with particular reference to the JORC code, grade control/mine to mill. Orebody and block modelling.

This course covers the following topics:
  • Mine Geology
  • Geological uncertainty
  • Sampling methods and data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Principles of resource and reserve estimation
  • Traditional estimation techniques
  • Geostatistical methods
  • Block modelling
  • JORC Code


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