Deposit modeling of a nickel belt in Finland
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Data from 34 Ni−Cu deposits of the 315c-striking, 420-km long, and 10–40-km wide Kotalahtinickel belt have been recorded in the previously described system of the Ore Data File of Finland. For comparison data from four Ni−Cu deposits outside the belt have been collected. The statistical treatment of the data begins with cluster analysis and four classes are distinguished on the basis of 303 data elements. These classes form eight groups within the linear belt. Two groups containing the largest deposits, Hitura and Kotalahti, are processed by characteristic analysis, and factor analysis is applied to test the interdependence of the characteristics.
Key Wordsdeposit modeling Ni−Cu deposits cluster analysis characteristic analysis factor analysis
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