A framework guideline for accompanying operational exploration in gypsum mines (a case study of the Sokolino-Sarkaevsk deposit)

Authors: Khudenkikh K.O.

Within the framework of the accompanying operational exploration flow chart used at the Sokolino-Sarkaevsk gypsum and anhydrite deposit, the article discusses plotting of hypsometric curves for gypsum roof in blast blocks. In this method, the content of in fine material from blast holes is determined, elevations of gypsum roof are obtained in each blast hole, and the related hypsometric map of the gypsum roof in the limits of a blast block is plotted. This map serves for determining amount of gypsum in a block and for detecting buried karst sinkholes. Satisfactory results of the method are proved by the comparative analysis of the amounts of gypsum from this method application and from the operational inventory. It is concluded that the presented accompanying operational exploration flow chart is multi-functional and applicable to all deposits under open pit mining, with mineral quality estimable with one–two parameters.

Keywords: accompanying operational exploration flow chart, method, fine material of blast holes, determination of content, hypsometric curve, blast block, amount of gypsum.
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Khudenkikh K. O. A framework guideline for accompanying operational exploration in gypsum mines (a case study of the Sokolino-Sarkaevsk deposit). MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(1):90-101. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2021-1-0-90-101.

Issue number: 1
Year: 2021
Page number: 90-101
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 553.635.1
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2021-1-0-90-101
Article receipt date: 13.02.2020
Date of review receipt: 23.03.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.12.2020
About authors:

K.O. Khudenkikh, Geologist, «Ergach» Ltd., 617437, Ergach, Perm region, Russia, e-mail: ms002@ergach0.ru.


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