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Mining Stages

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The activity of mining a mineral deposit covers four basic, inter-related stages. Initial identification of an area with a mineral deposit is exploration. The goal, thereof, is to locate in 3-D space, in reference to the earth’s surface a concentration of a mineral commodity and to define its’ inherent value in the broadest, most general […]

The Nature of Geology

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Geology can be likened to the parable about the difficulty of a blindfolded man describing an elephant by touching just one part of the animal. Much of the time geologists are flying nearly blind, unable to discern characteristics of rock masses directly. They rely on inference and extrapolation of limited information, attempting to draw a […]