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A review of regional mineral resource assessment methods.

Economic Geology

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Abstract

Over 100 papers on regional mineral resource assessment of nonfuels are classified according to method(s) and form(s) of product in order to help identify possible methods for future assessments. Methods considered are: time-rate, crustal abundance, cumulative tonnage versus grade, simple subjective, complex subjective, Bayesian, frequency, trend, geometric probability, multiple regression, discriminant analysis, modified component, multivariate logistic, cluster analysis or pattern recognition, and simulation. Selection of an assessment method should be based on: 1) appropriateness of the product to the problem; 2) limitations in resources, such as information or time available for the assessment; 3) the level of uncertainty and acceptability of biases in the assessment; and 4) the need for verification of results and acceptance of the method. -Authors

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A review of regional mineral resource assessment methods.
Series title:
Economic Geology
Volume
76
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1006
Last page:
1015
Number of Pages:
10