Modelagem geologica e estocastica da porção NE da Mina de Morro do Ouro, Paracatu (MG)




This dissertation presents a geostatistical study of a structurally-controlled, carbonaceous phyl1ite-hosted gold deposit with low gradelhigh tonnage characteristics. Gold in this mineralisation is hosted in boudinaged quartz veins that vary in size ftom 2 em up to 60 em. Larger quartz boudins are reported but only exceptionally. The boudins show maximum elongation along the regional mineral stretching lineation (N220) and an intermediate elongation perpendicular to the latter. Gold grades within zones rich in quartz boudins are known to be high, but are diluted as the phyl1ites comprising these mineralized veins contain little if any gold. Therefore, ore grades, though low, can vary considerably throughout the deposito. Exploitation of such ore is done in large-scale open pit mines, allowing mining to be conducted even on tàirly low grade ores. However, mining selectivity, for a number of reasons, is always a concern and there is considerable interest and debate as to whether enriched ore zones that necessarily coincide with a high incidence of quartz boudins, can be detected by geostatistical tools. Using stochastic simulation and a new technique for conditional integration of the mean of the simulated ore grades, the interquartiles ranges and probabilities, this dissertation attempts to map high grade zones within the studied deposito


analise estocastica geoestatistica modelagem geologica metalogenia

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