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TitleAre your data good enough: a checklist for mining prospects
AuthorDewing, K
SourceGeoscience Canada vol. 34, no. 2, 2007 p. 65-69
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20070509
Subjectseconomic geology; prospecting; prospecting techniques; data collections; field data methods; resources; assays; exploration activities; exploration guidelines; mineral exploration; drilling; models; ore grades
ProgramNorthern Resources Development Program
AbstractThis checklist is intended to help geologists collect or review geological data on mining prospects in ways that will conform to increasingly stringent reporting requirements. Survey, assay, and geological data are the key initial inputs required to build a robust computer-based resource model. Once the resource model is built, a geologist reviewing the model should understand the methods and assumptions used in interpolating from the initial data to the gridded resource model. Closer cooperation between project geologists and resource modellers should improve the way data is collected initially as well as identifing biases, weakness and inconsitancies within the resource model.