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Title: High-resolution, short-range, in-mine geophysical techniques for the delineation of South African orebodies
Authors: van Schoor, M
du Pisani, P
Vogt, D
Keywords: Orebodies
Geophysics
Gold mining
Platinum mining
Geological problems
Geophysical techniques
South African
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2006
Citation: van Schoor, M, du Pisani, P and Vogt, D. 2006. High-resolution, short-range, in-mine geophysical techniques for the delineation of South African orebodies. CSIR Research and Innovation Conference: 1st CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 27-28 February 2006, pp 42
Abstract: The two major precious metal ore deposits of South Africa, the Bushveld Complex (platinum) and the Witwatersrand Basin (gold), exhibit remarkable lateral continuity on a regional scale. Consequently, the geometry of the respective planar orebodies is relatively easy to predict ahead of mining development ends. However, on a local in-mine scale, the geometry of these orebodies is far less predictable due to the presence of disruptive geological features such as faults, rolls, terraces, potholes, iron-rich ultramafic pegmatite (IRUP) bodies and dykes. The occurrence of these features compromises mine planning, production and safety. This paper illustrates how the use of high-resolution geophysical techniques can provide valuable geological and rock engineering information ahead of mining, making mining operations safer and more cost-effective
Description: CSIR Research and Innovation Conference: 1st CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 27-28 February 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2754
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