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One-level prediction-A numerical method for estimating undiscovered metal endowment

Nonrenewable Resources

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DOI: 10.1007/BF01782267

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Abstract

One-level prediction has been developed as a numerical method for estimating undiscovered metal endowment within large areas. The method is based on a presumed relationship between a numerical measure of geologic favorability and the spatial distribution of metal endowment. Metal endowment within an unexplored area for which the favorability measure is greater than a favorability threshold level is estimated to be proportional to the area of that unexplored portion. The constant of proportionality is the ratio of the discovered endowment found within a suitably chosen control region, which has been explored, to the area of that explored region. In addition to the estimate of undiscovered endowment, a measure of the error of the estimate is also calculated. One-level prediction has been used to estimate the undiscovered uranium endowment in the San Juan basin, New Mexico, U.S.A. A subroutine to perform the necessary calculations is included. ?? 1992 Oxford University Press.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
One-level prediction-A numerical method for estimating undiscovered metal endowment
Series title:
Nonrenewable Resources
DOI:
10.1007/BF01782267
Volume
1
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nonrenewable Resources
First page:
139
Last page:
147
Number of Pages:
9