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Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
C
Concentrate

A mineral-rich, intermediate product obtained from processing ore, general by gravity or flotation operations.  Concentrates typically require additional processing to obtain refined metal.


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F
Fixed-rate royalty

A royalty rate that stays constant.


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G
Grade

The metal content of ore. With precious metals, grade is expressed as troy ounces per ton of ore or as grams per tonne of ore. A “troy” ounce is one-twelfth of a pound.


Gross proceeds royalty (GPR)

A royalty in which payments are made on contained ounces rather than recovered ounces.


Gross smelter return (GSR) royalty

A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, less, if applicable, certain contract-defined costs paid by or charged to the operator.


Gross value (GV) royalty

A defined percentage of the gross value, revenue or proceeds from a resource extraction operation, without deductions of any kind.


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H
Heap leach

A method of recovering gold or other metals from ore placed on an impervious pad, whereby a dilute leaching solution is allowed to percolate through the heap, dissolving the metal, which is subsequently captured and recovered.


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M
Metal stream

A metal purchase agreement that provides, in exchange for an upfront deposit payment, the right to purchase all or a portion of one or more metals produced from a mine, at a price determined for the life of the transaction by the purchase agreement.


Milling royalty

A royalty on ore throughput at a mill.


Mineralized material

That part of a mineral system that has potential economic significance but is not included in the proven and probable ore reserve estimates until further drilling and metallurgical work is completed, and until other economic and technical feasibility factors based upon such work have been resolved.


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N
Net profits interest (NPI) royalty

A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, after recovery of certain contract-defined pre-production costs, and after a deduction of certain contract-defined mining, milling, processing, transportation, administrative, marketing and other costs.


Net smelter return (NSR) royalty

A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, less a proportionate share of incidental transportation, insurance, refining and smelting costs.


Net value royalty (NVR)

A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, less certain contract-defined costs.


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P
Probable reserve

Ore reserves for which quantity and grade are computed from information similar to that used for proven reserves, but the sites for inspection, sampling and measurement are farther apart or are otherwise less adequately spaced. The degree of assurance, although lower than that for proven reserves, is high enough to assume geological continuity between points of observation.


Proven reserve

Ore reserves for which: (a) the quantity is computed from dimensions revealed in outcrops, trenches, workings or drill holes, and grade is computed from the results of detailed sampling; and (b) the sites for inspection, sampling and measurement are spaced so closely and the geologic character is so well defined that size, shape, depth and mineral content of reserves are well established.


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R
Reserve

That part of a mineral deposit which could be economically and legally extracted or produced at the time of the reserve determination. Reserves are categorized as proven or probable reserves (see separate definitions).


Royalty

The right to receive a percentage or other denomination of mineral production from a mining operation.


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S
Sliding-scale royalty
A royalty rate that fluctuates based on contract-specified variables such as metal price or production volume.

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T
Ton

A unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds or 907.2 kilograms.


Tonne

A unit of weight equal to 2,204.6 pounds or 1,000 kilograms.


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