2014; 47(3): 303-316

Published online June 30, 2014

https://doi.org/10.9719/EEG.2014.47.3.303

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Analysis on Research Projects and Trends of Mineral Resources Survey and Mineral Deposits : Focused on the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

Seong-Yong Kim, Eun-Young Ahn, Jung-Kyu Park and Jae-Wook Lee*

Policy Research Division, Korea Institute Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 305-350, Korea

Received: March 24, 2014; Revised: April 28, 2014; Accepted: April 29, 2014

Abstract

This study was carried out to raise research productivity through the analysis on the research projects and to find
trends of mineral resources survey and mineral deposits of the KIGAM for 38 years since the fiscal year of 1976 to
2013. The KIGAM in the projects for mineral resources survey and mineral deposits expended 67.41 billion won
for last 38 years, which is 107.07 billion won calculated using the present value in 2013 at discount rate of 5%.
R&D expenditure in mineral resources survey and mineral deposits of KIGAM increased approximately 59.4 times
from 108 million won in 1976 to 6,420 million won in 2013, and about 9.8 times from 657 million won in 1976,
as calculated using the present value in 2013. The percentage of research projects in mineral resources survey by
research sub-areas was as follows: survey, 32%(90 projects); origin of ore deposits and basic research, 19%(54
projects); exploration for ore deposits, 17%(48 projects); database and information, 13%(37 projects); mineralogy
and ore analysis, 9%(25 projects); and etc., 10%(27 projects). Based on analysis of research trends over the last 38
years, to raise research productivity, the existing survey research techniques with repeated use and related technology
development should be enhanced.

Keywords mineral resources survey, KIGAM, research trends, R&D projects

Article

2014; 47(3): 303-316

Published online June 30, 2014 https://doi.org/10.9719/EEG.2014.47.3.303

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Analysis on Research Projects and Trends of Mineral Resources Survey and Mineral Deposits : Focused on the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

Seong-Yong Kim, Eun-Young Ahn, Jung-Kyu Park and Jae-Wook Lee*

Policy Research Division, Korea Institute Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 305-350, Korea

Received: March 24, 2014; Revised: April 28, 2014; Accepted: April 29, 2014

Abstract

This study was carried out to raise research productivity through the analysis on the research projects and to find
trends of mineral resources survey and mineral deposits of the KIGAM for 38 years since the fiscal year of 1976 to
2013. The KIGAM in the projects for mineral resources survey and mineral deposits expended 67.41 billion won
for last 38 years, which is 107.07 billion won calculated using the present value in 2013 at discount rate of 5%.
R&D expenditure in mineral resources survey and mineral deposits of KIGAM increased approximately 59.4 times
from 108 million won in 1976 to 6,420 million won in 2013, and about 9.8 times from 657 million won in 1976,
as calculated using the present value in 2013. The percentage of research projects in mineral resources survey by
research sub-areas was as follows: survey, 32%(90 projects); origin of ore deposits and basic research, 19%(54
projects); exploration for ore deposits, 17%(48 projects); database and information, 13%(37 projects); mineralogy
and ore analysis, 9%(25 projects); and etc., 10%(27 projects). Based on analysis of research trends over the last 38
years, to raise research productivity, the existing survey research techniques with repeated use and related technology
development should be enhanced.

Keywords mineral resources survey, KIGAM, research trends, R&D projects

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