A new predictor parameter for production rate of ornamental stones

  • Amin Jamshidi
Original Paper


In this study, a new predictor parameter (NPP), which is based on the product of uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) and Mohs hardness (MH), was proposed for prediction of production rate (PR) of ornamental stones. For this, the PR, MH and UCS of ten different igneous stones were determined, and then their NPP was calculated. Using data analysis, a statistical equation has been developed between PR and NPP using simple regression analysis. The validity of NPP for prediction of PR was investigated using the raw data obtained from experimental works of two researchers. It was concluded that the NPP has good accuracy for prediction of PR, and thus making a rapid PR assessment of stones. As a result, the NPP proposed in this study provides significant practical advantages in predicting the cost and production schedule.


Mohs hardness Ornamental stones Predictor parameter Production rate Uniaxial compressive strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeologyLorestan UniversityKhorramabadIran

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