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Resource Estimation: An Exercise in Rock Classification

In this interview, Dr. William X. Chavez, Professor at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, shares solutions to the geological and engineering challenges within resource estimation.

Questions include:

  • What is the greatest inhibitor in overcoming the geological and engineering challenges within resource estimation?
  • How can companies avoid quality assurance mistakes when conducting ongoing reconciliation?
  • How does investing in resource estimation early-on allow for companies to continually reap benefits during the lifecycle of the mine?

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Resource Estimation: An Exercise in Rock Classification.

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