Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2017, Page: 35-43
The Ore Deposit 3D Modelling, New Effective Solution in the Optimization of Geological and Mining Works
Bele Sirelda, Geoinformation Department, Geological Faculty of Mining, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Kamberaj Resmi, CEO GeoEconomics, Platinum Resources, Brisbane, Australia
Received: May 8, 2017;       Accepted: May 17, 2017;       Published: Jun. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.20170603.12      View  2253      Downloads  88
Despite its small area, Albania is rich in mineral deposits. One of these is Kçira's copper ore deposit located about 12 km west of Puka. The core tools for developing and mining in local or regional-scale 3D common earth models for the purpose of targeting new ore or specific geologic relationships are now here. It is now incumbent on the industry, with its wealth of knowledge of specific ore forming processes, its rich archive of 3D data sets, and with a definite need to find deeper ore, to capitalize on this new technology to achieve its expected goals, enhancing the mineral targeting process and ultimately increasing mineral wealth. The emerging geo-modelling softwares for automating the model construction process, are leaving the experts free time to interpret and test exploration criteria. Due to the rapid technological change it is easier to process data and create a 3D model of the mineral body, update in real time, also increasing the accuracy of calculating the quantity of metals in the mineral resource. This article treats the 3D modelling of the copper ore using the Maping and General mining software. This method of modelling ore bodies reduces the time and cost for research and exploitation by facilitating the work of geologists, institutions and companies on their respective functions. Geological modelling is a complex sub-discipline of geology which integrates structural geology, sedimentology, paleo climatology, metallogeny, diagenesis etc. The model that we obtain for this mineral deposit (based on implicit and explicit methods) is important because it allows us to calculate and represent accurately the amount of copper metal, in-citu and mining resources.
3D Modelling, Copper, Exploration, Implicit, Puka
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Bele Sirelda, Kamberaj Resmi, The Ore Deposit 3D Modelling, New Effective Solution in the Optimization of Geological and Mining Works, Earth Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 35-43. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.20170603.12
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