Role of Geology in Mining Industry

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ROLE OF GEOLOGY IN MINING INDUSTRY
By: Izhar Mithal Jiskani
Department of Mining Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro http://miningmuet.webs.com , Email: imjiskani@engineer.com

WHAT IS GEOLOGY? Geology is the study of the earth's crust and its rock formations, and includes classifying and mapping of the composition and distribution of mineral deposits contained in the earth's formations. In the mining industry, this knowledge is applied to find additional mineral resources and to upgrade existing resources.

ROLE OF GEOLOGY IN MINING INDUSTRY Geology has the vital role to the mining industry because it helps to ensure that the minerals are efficiently extracted from the deposit for maximum profit and to locate deposits of important minerals and determine whether the quantities are large enough to make mining economically viable. Typical work activities of geology in mining industry include: mapping, recording and compiling geological data in and around the mine, exploring, dating and sampling mineral deposits, interpreting and mapping the geology of a mine, preparing and presenting data; checking the quality levels of materials produced for reserve assessment, classifying resources, assessing geo-techniques, and updating detailed databases etc

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Role of Geology in Mining Industry

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This provides the mining engineer with details of the location, structure and distribution of ore in a deposit. Furthermore, it delineates the ore reserves on which the mine's life depends, using geo-scientific techniques to predict the grade and structure of ore bodies in unknown areas. It plays a crucial role in the optimization of the ore body and is intimately involved in the mine planning Geology provide advice and expertise on the geological aspects of development and production in mine, pit and quarry sites. In overseeing drilling and surface exploration programs, and also help to determine likely directions for future development. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, geology make the mining engineers to assure the quality of the minerals, rocks and gems extracted, as well as ensuring the safety of the extraction process. As mine geologists are often responsible for estimating the mine reserve, numeracy and computer literacy usually form a key part of the job role.

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