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EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF A QUARTZITE DEPOSIT FOR GLASS INDUSTRY

AUTHOR/S: N. E. ULGER, U. OZER, U. G. AKKAYA
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 429-436 pp

ABSTRACT

Quartzite which is used in glass industry as raw material includes useful and harmful
components. Grades of SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) the useful component and Fe2O3 (Iron
(III) Oxide) the harmful component effect the product quality significantly due to the
method of glass production. Furthermore, it’s necessary to determine grade distribution
of quartzite ore body, to gain optimum benefit from the ore body that assessed by
quality distribution. It is required that to mix high grade and low grade ore bodies
together to get optimum quality standards.

In this study, quality of quartzite ore body located at Istanbul Yalikoy Region is
determined by geostatistical methods. 303 production blocks are investigated and
reserve of ore is calculated as 3.560.400 tonnes. 82 borehole data compared with this
study results which is estimated by using geostatistical methods.

Keywords: Glass industry, Quartzite, Kriging, Geostatistical methods