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Influence of the time factor on the availability of deposits of nonferrous metals

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  • Kharitonova, M.
  • Mikhailov, A.
  • Matsko, N.

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This study presents a probabilistic approach to the assessment of mineral deposits availability. This approach takes into account the joint influence of decision making involving deposits in development and the difficulty in formalizing socio-economic factors. Using this approach, we designed a model for estimating the availability of deposits with regard to the influence of the length of time elapsed prior to beginning development; values for copper deposits in Russia, the USA and Canada were calculated. The characteristics of mineral resources are determined by an experimental method for these countries. These characteristics are defined by periods when the time factor has a positive influence on deposit availability.

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  • Kharitonova, M. & Mikhailov, A. & Matsko, N., 2013. "Influence of the time factor on the availability of deposits of nonferrous metals," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 490-495.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:38:y:2013:i:4:p:490-495
    DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2013.06.006
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    1. Emilio Castillo & Roderick Eggert, 2019. "Reconciling Diverging Views on Mineral Depletion: A Modified Cumulative Availability Curve Applied to Copper Resources," Working Papers 2019-02, Colorado School of Mines, Division of Economics and Business.

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    Keywords

    Mineral resources; The availability of deposits; Probability involvement in the development; The time factor;
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    • P28 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Natural Resources; Environment

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