An Objective Approach to the Definition of some Mining Terms: Application to the Hasanc¸elebi Iron Ore Deposit

Yüksek S. , Elevli B., Demirci A.

Mathematical Geology, vol.13, pp.87-95, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : Mathematical Geology
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-95


In the mining industry, definitions of terms such as geologic resource, geologic reserve, mineral

resource, mineral, mineral reserve, ore, ore reserve, mineable reserve, and industrial minerals

always have been debated, and have caused much confusion. The process of arriving at these

definitions requires complicated exploration, calculation, and evaluation. Based on such work,

the definitions about the mineral property will be distinctly different. The aims of this paper

is to discuss and compare these definitions, and then contrast the differences among them in

the example of the Hasan¸celebi iron are deposit, which is an important source of iron ore in