On the Calculation of Mineral Reserves and Hillside Areas on Contour Maps

  • Loo-Keng Hua
  • Yuan Wang
Part of the Mathematical Modeling book series (MMO, volume 2)


Our geographers, mineralogists and geologists have presented many practical methods for calculating mineral reserves and hillside areas which enable us to engage in further investigations. In the present paper the authors attempt to compare these methods, to interpret their mutual relations and implicit errors, and to present some suggestions.


Tangent Line Middle Section Mineral Reserve Trapezoid Formula Contour Distance 
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  • Loo-Keng Hua
  • Yuan Wang

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