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Using PETRIMES to estimate mercury deposits in California

Nonrenewable Resources

By:
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02259044

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Abstract

In this article, we examine the use of an unconventional procedure, PETRIMES, to estimate mineral resources of mercury deposits in California. The study, which is based on the nonparametric discovery process model and Q-Q plots, suggests that a lognormal distribution is appropriate for the mercury deposits in California. The results of the assessment are summarized as follows: (1) the total number of mercury deposits in the population is approximately 165; (2) the median value of the largest undiscovered deposit size is 487 flasks; (3) the mean of the remaining mercury potential is 2,500 flasks; and (4) the population resource ranges from 1,040,000 to 4,300,000 flasks (at a 0.9 probability level). ?? 1994 Oxford University Press.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Using PETRIMES to estimate mercury deposits in California
Series title:
Nonrenewable Resources
DOI:
10.1007/BF02259044
Volume
3
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nonrenewable Resources
First page:
190
Last page:
199
Number of Pages:
10