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dc.contributor.author Van Schoor, Abraham M
dc.contributor.author du Pisani, P
dc.contributor.author Vogt, D
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T07:10:58Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T07:10:58Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02-28
dc.identifier.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 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2754
dc.description CSIR Research and Innovation Conference: 1st CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 27-28 February 2006 en
dc.description.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 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Orebodies en
dc.subject Geophysics en
dc.subject Gold mining en
dc.subject Platinum mining en
dc.subject Geological problems en
dc.subject Geophysical techniques en
dc.subject South African
dc.title High-resolution, short-range, in-mine geophysical techniques for the delineation of South African orebodies en
dc.type Presentation en


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