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Introduction to Cut-off Grade Estimation
A cut-off grade can provide the answers. An Introduction to Cut-off Grade Estimation examines one of the most important calculations in the mining industry.
Cut-off grades are essential to determining the economic feasibility and mine life of a project. Increased cut-off grades can reduce political risks by ensuring higher financial returns over a shorter period of time. Conversely, lower cut-off grades may increase project life with longer economic benefits to shareowners, employees, and local communities.
Cut-off grades also impact reported reserves, which are closely monitored by stock exchanges and regulatory agencies.
Author Dr. Jean-Michel Rendu, an internationally recognized expert in the management, estimation, audit, and public reporting of mineral resources, provides practical insights into this critical variable.
You'll learn about minimum cut-off grades, as well as those for deposits containing multiple valuable minerals. Dr. Rendu explains which costs should be included in cut-off grade calculations and considerations when planning open pit, underground, and block and panel caving operations. He shows how to optimize a copper mining project by changing grind size, and demonstrates the relationship between deposit modeling, ore control, and cut-off grades.
An Introduction to Cut-off Grade Estimation includes dozens of charts, graphs, and mathematical formulas to explain basic concepts in a simple, step-by-step fashion.
It is a "must read" for mine managers, analysts, geologists, mining engineers, and public policymakers who want to stay on the leading edge of their profession.
115 pages; ISBN 9780873352840
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