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Estimation of a mineral resource is the starting point to successful mine development. A reliable estimate combines good quality and relevant data, competent geological interpretation and a methodology for producing from that data and interpretation, a reliable representation of the mineralized deposit, its geometry, its grade distribution, its metallurgical variability and its density. Estimation of an ore reserve requires the input of mining engineers, metallurgists, mineral economists and geologists. Political, legal, environmental and social factors also need to be properly assessed before development of an apparently economic deposit proceeds. This monograph, recognized as the comprehensive guide to good practice, has been developed as a series of chapters sequentially covering the practice of estimating and managing resources and reserves. The volume consists of 79 papers grouped into chapters which deal with specific aspects of the estimation process. Content:
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Edmund "Ed" Ward (born 1948) is an American writer and radio commenter, known since 1986 as the "rock-and-roll historian" for NPR's program Fresh Air and one of the original founders of Austin's South by Southwest music festival.