Classification of sources of the solid mineral quality variation in mining

E.I. Panfilov

The article describes versatile aspects of the «mineral quality» concept. For the first time, on the basis of this concept the author provides a detailed description of the fundamentals of the general scientifically grounded classification including three classes, each containing groups and types of mineral quality variation sources. Peculiarities of all structural components of the classification are also described.

The main objective of the classification is the facilitation of the elaboration of the package of national, intercorporate and enterprise standards, as well as some other documents aimed at the achievement of higher levels of the completeness, quality and efficiency of solid mineral deposit development.