Some industrial mineral deposit models

descriptive deposit models
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U.S. Geological Survey , [Menlo Park, CA]
Industrial minerals -- Mathematical m
Statementedited by G.J. Orris and J.D. Bliss.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 91-11A., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 91-11A.
ContributionsOrris, G. J., Bliss, James D., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 73 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17603456M

This publication is a compilation of descriptive mineral deposit models for 21 industrial mineral deposits.

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Industrial minerals are defined as rock, mineral, or other natural substances that are nonmetallic. This paper follows a format similar to that used in "Mineral Deposit Models" (USGS BulletinD. Cox and D.

Singer, editors, ). The models. Some industrial mineral deposit models: descriptive deposit models Open-File Report A By: James D. Bliss. Get this from a library. Some industrial mineral deposit models: descriptive deposit models.

[G J Orris; James D Bliss; Geological Survey (U.S.);]. Descriptive model of sedimentary zeolites; Deposit subtype: Zeolites in tuffs of saline, alkaline-lake deposits (Model 25ob) by R.A. Sheppard. 19 Descriptive model of epigenetic vein barite (Model 27e) by Sandra Clark and G.J.

Orris. 22 Descriptive model of exhalative barite (Model 31b). A key function of many forms of quantitative mineral resource assessments is estimation of the number of undiscovered deposits. In any given region, there is some fixed but, in most cases, unknown number of undiscovered deposits of a given type—the number could be zero or a larger integer.

Many quantitative resource assessments that are based on a common three-part form of assessment. industrial mineral deposit models not released in earlier reports (Cox and Singer, ; Orris, ; Orris and Bliss,). Although some of the models are preliminary, recent and repeated requests for several of the models has led to their release in this compilation.

Initial drafts of the clay models were written for. Orris and Bliss () took a step in resolving this impasse by formally defining three new model types for describing industrial mineral deposits.

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These include: (1) the contained-material model applicable to commodities where the material must meet a minimum level of purity (e.g. feldspars, travertine); (2) the impurity model for commodities where the distribution of impurities affect utilization (e.g., iron or.

This report includes previously written, but unpublished descriptive industrial mineral deposit models not released in earlier reports (Cox and Singer, ; Orris, ; Orris and Bliss,).

Although some of the models are preliminary, recent and repeated requests for several of the models has led to their release in this compilation. "mineral deposit model" is a systematic summary of information concerning the geologic characteristics, grade, size, and genesis of a class of similar mineral deposits; the model can be empirical (based on observations or measured In the case of some industrial minerals such as fibrous silicate minerals, mineralogy plays a well-known.

Industrial resources (minerals) are geological materials which are mined for their commercial value, which are not fuel (fuel minerals or mineral fuels) and are not sources of metals (metallic minerals) but are used in the industries based on their physical and/or chemical properties.

They are used in their natural state or after beneficiation either as raw materials or as additives in a wide. position of a mineral deposit determines that mineral charac-terisation studies form an integral and often critical part of investigations of deposits.

This is true both for metal ores and deposits of industrial minerals and covers both deposits under active exploitation and. data and models • New ore deposit models, especially for deposits with minimal impact on the environment • More sophisticated 3-dimensional geological and ore reserve models • Better geohydrologic models relating to mineral deposits, including industrial minerals deposits • Geologic maps of mineralized areas.

model of Zn-Pb skarn deposits, by Dan L. Mosier 90 of Fe skarn deposits, by Dennis P. COX 94 model of Fe skarn deposits, by Dan L. Mosier and W.

David Menzie of carbonate-hosted asbestos, by Chester T. Wrucke Jr. and 98 of polymetallic replacement deposits, by Hal T. Morris 99 model polymetallic replacement deposits, by Dan L. Mosier. Now that all of the fundamental parts of a quantitative mineral resource assessment have been discussed, it is useful to reflect on why all of the work has been done.

As mentioned in chapter 1, it is quite easy to generate an assessment of the “potential” for undiscovered mineral resources. Aside from the question of what, if anything, “potential” means, there is the more serious. Abstract. Mineral-deposit models are the basis for consistent resource-assessment, exploration, and environmental risk analysis methodologies.

To reduce uncertainties in these methodologies, improved predictability of deposit occurrence is essential. Year Published: Quartz-pebble-conglomerate gold deposits: Chapter P in Mineral deposit models for resource assessment.

Quartz-pebble-conglomerate gold deposits represent the largest repository of gold on Earth, largely due to the deposits of the Witwatersrand Basin, which account for nearly 40 percent of the total gold produced throughout Earth’s history. Mineral deposit models.

(NCC) hosts some of the world-class gold deposits. Among these, the Shangzhuang gold deposit represents a typical fault-zone hosted disseminated- and stockwork-style. Purchase Mineral Scales and Deposits - 1st Edition.

Print Book & E-Book. ISBNThis CD-ROM publication is a compilation of 29 previously published mineral deposit model and related reports of the USGS. It in part reflects a history of mineral deposit model development within the USGS. Model types presented include descriptive, grade-tonnage, geoenvironmental, and geophysical.

These models generally compile the geologic, geochemical, and geophysical characteristics of various types of metallic and nonmetallic mineral deposits. Mineral scale formation is a considerable issue in domestic, commercial, and industrial applications. The formation of mineral deposits is affected by a number of factors including supersaturation, temperature, pH, pressure, flow velocity, and presence of impurities.

SOME CONSIDERATIONS IN THE USE OF GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION IN EXPLORATION • DEVELOPMENT OF MINERAL-DEPOSIT MODELS Organization of Geologic Information Model Terminology and formatting the book with a uniformly high level of.

Spatial mineral deposit models consist of: 1) mineral deposit density and 2) discrete distributions fitted to the pattern of mineral deposits.

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--The development and use of mineral deposit models in the United States Geological gold and uranium deposits / S.M. Roscoe and W.E.L. Minter --Unconformity-type uranium deposits / V. Ruzicka --Industrial and genetic models for iron ore in iron a statistical approach applied to some selected Indian base-metal deposits / A.K.

A syngenetic mineral deposit is a deposit which formed at the same time as the rocks that enclose it. Magmatic deposits are syngenetic in that the ore minerals crystallize from the same liquid that produces the silicate minerals which form the bulk of the intrusive - they crystallize more or.

The industrial minerals and rocks are commonly taught mineral-by-mineral or application-by-application. Recent models for some high-grade deposits invoke multistage upgrading processes, in.

Some of these intrusives have associated skarn deposits; most of them are polymetallic, but the unusual El Pilote deposit contains fluorite mineralisation that was remobilised from MVT-like deposits. The formation of the Aguachile deposit (and, collectively, part of the Cuatro Palmas deposit) has been attributed to a shallow retrograde skarn model.

Mineral deposits are not evenly distributed and a few nations in the world are self-sufficient in all commodities. Global distribution trends of some minerals/metals are given along with metals production and consumption patterns.

Metals are recycled without losing their properties. dirt bands, sulfur, etc.).

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The characteristic features of industrial minerals, however, líe in their physical properties (e.g., fibrosity of asbestos, insulatory properties of mica, the high specific gravity of barite).

In this artiele raw materials of several types are considered under the term "industrial mineral s. The journal Mineralium Deposita introduces new observations, principles, and interpretations from the field of economic geology, including nonmetallic mineral deposits, experimental and applied geochemistry, with emphasis on mineral deposits.

There are two main approaches to mineral deposit classification. The descriptive models are a more objective label, which describes the rocks and tectonic setting of the deposit.

These have now evolved to what is known as a genetic model, which includes theories on deposit formation as well as the physical properties of the mineral deposit.Estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves for industrial minerals requires special care. The estimation of an industrial minerals deposit is affected to a significant degree by a number of factors that are less applicable to metallic mineral deposits, including: particular physical and chemical characteristics; mineral quality issues; market size; the level of the producer’s.