Point cumulative semivariogram spatial description of ore deposit area

Ozturk C., Nasuf E.

10th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), New Delhi, India, 19 - 21 November 2001, pp.605-612 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: New Delhi
  • Country: India
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-612
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Mine deposit modelling is an important step in any mine area planning for operation so as to decide on efficient future plans. Geostatistical tools such as semivariogram can be used effectively to model any ore deposit area. Since the theory of regionalized variables was proposed by Matheron many researchers have investigated the optimum way for modelling of metalliferious and non-metalliferious ore deposits. On the other hand, the concept of point cumulative semivariogram (PCSV) theory firstly has been proposed by Sen and applied to a variety of spatial description problems such as seismicity in Turkey, terrain topoghrapy for wind energy, etc. In this paper, PCSV technique is applied for modelling an area of copper deposit, mine in the central part of Turkey. This technique provides the ability of studying the distribution of the regionalized variable for any given deposit site and it helps to identify the heterogeneity of the regionalized variable concerned. This technique gives a set of charts that can be employed in interpreting the spatial distribution of the regionalized variable.