thumbnail

ECONOMICS AND THE SEARCH FOR OFFSHORE HEAVY MINERAL DEPOSITS.

Marine Mining

By:
and

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time
  • Download citation as: RIS

Abstract

This paper examines the relative importance, in terms of a deposit's commercial status, of physical characteristics of onshore titanium-bearing heavy-mineral placer deposits, and applies these findings to the search for and evaluation of offshore deposits. Results obtained by applying statistical discriminant analysis show that the characteristics most useful for predicting a deposit's commercial status are the grades of the constituent titanium minerals and the size of the deposit. Heavy-mineral grade or even the combined grades of all titanium-bearing minerals (without information and constituent mineral grades) are inferior predictors of a deposit's commercial status. When data from homogeneous regions are analyzed separately, the ability to accurately predict the deposit's commerical status improves.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
ECONOMICS AND THE SEARCH FOR OFFSHORE HEAVY MINERAL DEPOSITS.
Series title:
Marine Mining
Volume
6
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Marine Mining
First page:
323
Last page:
337
Number of Pages:
15