Mine Planning

Author(s): 
Filip Orzechowski
Category: 
Mining

Open pit strip mining requires a lot of mine planning effort to provide quality product at lowest cost possible. Appropriate approach and mine planning methods facilitate this task and add value to the business. Many approaches can be taken when planning a stratified open pit project for the Read more... about 10 Things You Should Know About Mine Planning for Open Pit Stratified Deposits

Author(s): 
Fraser McQueen
Category: 
Mining, Project Evaluation

A Strategic Mine Plan is the first stage of mine planning that sets the economic and technical direction for your project. The correct strategy is vital for the economic, social and environmental success of your project. You may be currently operating with a sub-optimal plan, so take this Read more... about 10 things you should know about Strategic Mine Planning for Open Pits

Author(s): 
Filip Orzechowski
Category: 
Project Evaluation, Geology, Mining, Metallurgical

The development of bauxite projects is focused primarily on such important aspects as in-country available infrastructure, logistics, mineral processing, or deposit geology. These disciplines play an important role by having significant impact on project economic viability, technical feasibility Read more... about Developing Bauxite Projects – Planning for a Quality Product

Author(s): 
Jeff Parshley was a key contributor for this article
Category: 
Environmental/Social

Mine closure is as much a part of planning for modern mine operations as the feasibility study prior to start-up. In fact, it is usually an integral part of the feasibility study itself, and in most cases, is most effective when incorporated at the earliest possible stage.

This is the Read more... about The End is Nigh

Author(s): 
Dave Bentel
Category: 
Mining

This document provides guidelines for:

  • Conceptual closure planning and design;
  • Closure site characterization, analysis and evaluation, and
  • Detailed closure design.

The guidelines incorporate key requirements of different corporate closure Read more... about An Approach to Closure Planning and Design

Author(s): 
Alison Hendry, Claire Linklater, Russell Staines and John Chapman
Category: 
Geochemistry

Using drillhole assay data to assess the risk of acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD) early in the planning of a mining operation can have a number of benefits.  These include:

  • Early identification of operational and closure AMD risks;
  • Optimisation of geochemical
Author(s): 
Anne-Marie Ebbels
Category: 
Mining

Underground mine scheduling decision-making has been based on production requirements, equipment productivities and the mine planner’s instincts on the best scheduling strategy for the mine to optimise the net present value (NPV) of a project.

In the last few years, innovative software Read more... about Optimising Underground Mining Strategies

Author(s): 
Jurgen Fuykschot
Category: 
Mining

Strategic mine planning is the process where the mine planning process is integrated and aligned with the strategic objectives of the company which involves continuous adjustments to changes in the business environment. Read more... about Strategic Mine Planning

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