Nowadays, the use of computer facilities has become widely increased in different areas. Mining engineering in general and ore reserve evaluation in particular are among these applications. This project aims to develop computer software for the purpose of ore reserve estimation. Several factors have been taken into considerations during the development of the software, such as providing robust, accurate, and easy use tool that would assist the mining industry. The software has developed based on the Triangle method, statistical analysis of the raw sampling data and has written using C++ language and can work with Windows 98 and above. Giving X, Y, Z and one ore more variable, for a certain area and with sufficient samples, the software has the capability of determine the total area, volume, ore reserves, distribution of the variable under study and point estimation for any un-sampled point within the entire area. The results are introduced as tables, figures, contour maps, and three-dimensional representation of the variables. The software has developed and validated using data from Maghara Coal Mine, Sinai, Egypt. Reserves of coal seams at this mine were calculated in tons for the upper and main coal seams. The software, called “O.R.E.Software” showed a good, quick, easy implementation and accurate results. On the other hand, the students have designed a database for Egyptian Mines called "Mining Information System (MIS)", where Maghara Coal Mine has chosen as the first record. This infant project will help the mining authorisations, investors as well as the researchers to exchange a quality digital data with different formats (maps, attributes, figures, reports, etc.) and get rapid access to the information for all the Egyptian mines.
- Mining Project-1 (BSC2003.ppt - 3.19 MB)