Development of technical and economic evaluation model for seafloor massive sulfide deposits SCOPUS KCI

DC Field Value Language Park, S.-H. - Park, S.W. - Kwon, S.-J. - 2020-04-20T13:40:07Z - 2020-04-20T13:40:07Z - 2020-01-28 - 2006 -
dc.identifier.issn 1598-141X -
dc.identifier.uri -
dc.description.abstract The Kuroko-type seafloor massive sulfide deposits found in the western Pacific have been considered to have potentials for economic recovery of Au, Ag, Cu, Zn, and Pb. In this study, a preliminary model was developed for the technical and economic evaluation of them. The FRSC site on Lau Basin in the Tonga EEZ was selected as a target. In this study, no construction fee for the metallurgical processing subsystem was accounted for. Instead, it was assumed to sell the Cu, Zn, and Pb concentrates to the existing sulfide customer smelter. The low total investment costs for the development make the venture very attractive. However, the result of the economic feasibility evaluation is still less attractive with the mean metal yield of the Kuroko on land. It is considered that commercial mining may be plausible if the richer. metal yields are applied to the development. Quantitative information for metal yield is necessary for a more accurate evaluation. However, the important resource potential information regarding the amount of ore body, the inside structure, and the metal yields have not yet been clarified sufficiently. In addition, the flotation of ore body using seawater has not been tested yet. It is necessary to solve these problems through the experimental R&D and a survey. -
dc.description.uri 1 -
dc.language Korean -
dc.publisher Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute -
dc.subject desalination -
dc.subject economic analysis -
dc.subject massive sulfide -
dc.subject mineral processing -
dc.subject mining -
dc.subject seafloor -
dc.subject Lau Basin -
dc.subject Pacific Ocean -
dc.subject Pacific Ocean (West) -
dc.title Development of technical and economic evaluation model for seafloor massive sulfide deposits -
dc.type Article -
dc.citation.endPage 199 -
dc.citation.startPage 187 -
dc.citation.title Ocean and Polar Research -
dc.citation.volume 28 -
dc.citation.number 2 -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ocean and Polar Research, v.28, no.2, pp.187 - 199 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.4217/OPR.2006.28.2.187 -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-33745858012 -
dc.type.docType Article -
dc.identifier.kciid ART001119074 -
dc.description.journalClass 1 -
dc.subject.keywordPlus desalination -
dc.subject.keywordPlus economic analysis -
dc.subject.keywordPlus massive sulfide -
dc.subject.keywordPlus mineral processing -
dc.subject.keywordPlus mining -
dc.subject.keywordPlus seafloor -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Lau Basin -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Pacific Ocean -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Pacific Ocean (West) -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Desalting -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Economic evaluation model -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Mineral processing -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Mining system -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Seafloor massive sulfide -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scopus -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass kci -
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