Geostatistical Determination of Smallest Mining Unit (Smu) For Damang Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Limited-A Case Study at The Saddle Pit

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Historically, the operations of Goldfields Ghana, Damang Mine had generated grade control models using smallest mining unit (SMU) of 2 m x 5 m x 3 m. Management has introduced the use of larger excavators example the Bucyrus RH 90C and RH120E O&K with bucket size 3.5 m hence, there is therefore the need to review the SMU being used for various pits for the Grade Control Modeling Procedures which will relate to the ability of the equipment to select ore or waste with minimal dilution.The calculation of mineral resources and ore reserves from a block model requires the choice of a block of SMU size. Each block is assigned a grade or a distribution of grades. The resources/reserves are calculated from these block values. This dissertation proposes the optimal SMU size to be used at the Saddle Pit.

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ANNAN, A (2022). Geostatistical Determination of Smallest Mining Unit (Smu) For Damang Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Limited-A Case Study at The Saddle Pit. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/geostatistical-determination-of-smallest-mining-unit-smu-for-damang-mine-gold-fields-ghana-limited-a-case-study-at-the-saddle-pit

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ANNAN, AUGUSTINE "Geostatistical Determination of Smallest Mining Unit (Smu) For Damang Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Limited-A Case Study at The Saddle Pit" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Jun. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/geostatistical-determination-of-smallest-mining-unit-smu-for-damang-mine-gold-fields-ghana-limited-a-case-study-at-the-saddle-pit. Accessed 09 Aug. 2022.

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ANNAN, AUGUSTINE . "Geostatistical Determination of Smallest Mining Unit (Smu) For Damang Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Limited-A Case Study at The Saddle Pit". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Jun. 2022. Web. 09 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/geostatistical-determination-of-smallest-mining-unit-smu-for-damang-mine-gold-fields-ghana-limited-a-case-study-at-the-saddle-pit >.

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ANNAN, AUGUSTINE . "Geostatistical Determination of Smallest Mining Unit (Smu) For Damang Mine, Gold Fields Ghana Limited-A Case Study at The Saddle Pit" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 09, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/geostatistical-determination-of-smallest-mining-unit-smu-for-damang-mine-gold-fields-ghana-limited-a-case-study-at-the-saddle-pit