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5/14/2016 by mdc
William Lewis opines that in his second of a series of articles discussing best(?) practice, we focus on the importance of continuity within a mineral resource. The first article covered the classification of resources. Continuity lies at the heart of that discussion and, from the Lewis view, is one of the most important but one of the most frequently overlooked issues when conducting mineral resource estimates.

The Merriam-Webster online simple definition of continuity(?), as it applies to his discussion, is ... a) the quality of something that does not stop or change as time passes: a continuous quality or b) something that is the same or similar in two or more things and provides a connection between them.

Both the previous and the current (2014) Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Definition Standards make a point of including continuity in the definitions for both a mineral resource, as well as the various classifications for mineral resources. The previous and current (2012) Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) Code also makes this point in its definition of mineral resource.

Good read ...

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