Summary and Info
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.