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Multicriteria analysis for the determination of the exploitability index of industrial aggregate outcrops

Abstract: Geographical Information Systems have become essential tools for land analysis and the subsequent decision making in many fields of human activity. In the field of mining, GIS applications have appeared in ore deposit modelling, environmental pollution, or planning of mining spaces. In this research, the powerful multicriteria tools of GIS platforms have been applied for the determination of an index that has been called ?Exploitability Index?. This index allows analyzing a series of outcrops of industrial aggregates, to help in the selection of the most adequate one to be enhanced from a mining approach. The multicriteria analysis has been applied for its determination, and as a result of this research, a model is proposed. The main criteria that condition the decision have been established in this model, along with their subsequent hierarchization and their weighting. The proposed model is applied to a specific case: the analysis of a series of outcrops of industrial aggregates (ophites) in Cantabria, Spain. After defining the Exploitability Index for those ophitic outcrops, it has been observed that the only deposit that has been classified as very suitable for its exploitation is the only one that has been really exploited, supporting the proposed methodology

 Fuente: Arch. Min. Sci. 65 (2020), 1, 103-115

Editorial: Polish Academy of Sciences

 Año de publicación: 2020

Nº de páginas: 13

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.24425/ams.2020.132709

ISSN: 0860-7001,1689-0469

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.24425/ams.2020.132709