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Optimising Open Pit to Underground Cut-over Part One

Mar 20, 2018 · Many mines combine open pit with underground mining, and on many occasions the underground mine is an extension of the open-pit. This article is the first of two articles that looks at some of the challenges associated with this situation, and some methods with which to determine the cut-over point from open pit to underground mining and the

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Open-pit Mining Mining North Works

Open-pit mining occurs on surface and is generally the cheapest way to extract ore. This is because rock doesn't have to be moved far up hill against gravity, equipment used can be larger than underground, and it doesn't require more expensive features like ventilation, communications, etc. that underground does.

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Open Pit and Underground Mining Safety YouTube

Both Open Pit and Underground Mining operations come with a degree of risk. Learn how Firwin products help to make the mining process safer, cleaner, and mor

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Optimising Open Pit to Underground Cut-over Part Two

Apr 05, 2018 · Given that underground mining profits are less dependent on depth there will likely be a point where the marginal profit of the underground exceeds that of the open pit. Using this method the cut-over point is the depth at which the marginal profit from the open-pit is equal to the marginal profit from the underground.

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GROUNDWATER COMPONENT IN MINING OPERATION

1. Mining / milling usage 2. Discharge to surface drainage 3. Rapid infiltration basins (RIBs) 4. Injection into basin-fill and/or bedrock 5. Agricultural use 6. Enhanced evaporation (within consumptive use limits) 7. Temporary storage in surface impoundment (water later released into pit after mining ceases)

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Open pit to underground Nowadays the transition from

Open pit to underground Nowadays, the transition from surface to UG mining and OP mines operating over old UG workings are the most prominent case of OP UG interaction. Currently, there are several large OP mines (eg Chuquicamata, Chile; Grasberg, Indonesia; Bingham Canyon, USA and Resolution, USA) conducting engineering studies to make the transition from OP to UG mining

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Use of an artificial crown pillar in transition from open

May 01, 2019 · The ShiRenGou iron ore mine of Hebei Iron and Steel Group, China, transitioned from open pit to underground mining using sublevel open stoping based on the orebody geometry and ground conditions. In order to ensure open pit slope stability, the thickness of the crown pillar at ShiRenGou iron ore mine was set as 22 m. 29, 36 If the crown pillar

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Chuquicamata Underground Mine Hatch Ltd

The Chuquicamata underground mine will allow Codelco to exploit the remaining resources located below the current ore deposit until 2058. The project will transition one of the world's largest open-pit mines into an underground mine, one of the largest, most efficient, and advanced in the world.

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Optimising Open Pit to Underground Cut-over OneMine

May 01, 2011 · Many mines combine open pit with underground mining, and on many occasions the underground mine is an extension of the open-pit. In these circumstances the decision about where the open-pit stops and the underground starts is

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() Transition from Open-Pit to Underground as a New

Although the conventional open-pit mining method is still used nowadays, in the near future the demand for mineral resources will increase and, consequently, underground mining will

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Top 10 deep open-pit mines mining-technology

The gold producing open-pit is about 2.2km long and 1.5km wide. The depth of the pit is well above 500m. Betze-Post is a truck-and-shovel operation. Large electric shovels are used for the open-pit mining. Goldstrike operation also includes Meikle and Rodeo underground mines located just north of the Betze-Post pit.

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Oyu Tolgoi operations go from strength to im-mining

It is expected to produce 480,000 t of copper per year on average, from 2028 to 2036, from the open pit and underground. The underground Ore Reserve has an average copper grade of 1.52%, which is more than three times higher than the open pit Ore Reserve,

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Optimizing the Extraction Strategy for Open Pit and

by an open pit mine, or simultaneously exploited with both open pit and underground mining options. In the case where there is the need to exploit the deposit by both open pit and underground mining methods, the location of a required crown pillar is essential for the mining

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Optimising Open Pit to Underground Cut-over Part Two

Apr 05, 2018 · Given that underground mining profits are less dependent on depth there will likely be a point where the marginal profit of the underground exceeds that of the open pit. Using this method the cut-over point is the depth at which the marginal profit from the open-pit is equal to the marginal profit from the underground.

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Mining What is Mining? What are the 4 mining methods

Apr 28, 2019 · Four main methods of mining are available underground, open surface (pit), placer and in-situ mining. Underground mines are more expensive and often used to reach deposits that are deeper. Surface mines are usually used for deposits that are shallower and less valuable. Placer mining is used in river channels, beach sands, or other

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Mine Monitoring Open Pit & Underground Senceive

In most open-pit mining or tailings applications, the system requires no fixed power infrastructure and can operate autonomously with the ability to be remotely configured anywhere in the world. Compared to ATS systems, which can be very expensive for large sites, a wireless solution provides better range, coverage of the whole site and can be

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Basics of an open pit mine

Open pit mines can be used in coal mining, and they are used extensively in "hard rock" mining for ores such as metal ores, copper, gold, iron, aluminum, and many minerals. In a open pit coal mine, the pit bottom would be the bottom mined coal seam elevation, since it is usually feasible to extract multiple seams when surface mining coal.

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Optimizing the Extraction Strategy for Open Pit and

by an open pit mine, or simultaneously exploited with both open pit and underground mining options. In the case where there is the need to exploit the deposit by both open pit and underground mining methods, the location of a required crown pillar is essential for the mining project. The

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() Transition from Open-Pit to Underground as a New

Although the conventional open-pit mining method is still used nowadays, in the near future the demand for mineral resources will increase and, consequently, underground mining will

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Worley out to help miners on their open pit to

The mine is in the process of transitioning from open pit to underground, to extend its life by some 25 years. As engineering procurement and construction management contractor for South Africa's largest mining execution project, Worley is using 3D designs for the project infrastructure to provide 3D models for the entire project's surface

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Environmental Risks of Mining

Underground Mining. Underground mining has the potential for tunnel collapses and land subsidence (Betournay, 2011). It involves large-scale movements of waste rock and vegetation, similar to open pit mining. Additionally, like most traditional forms of mining, underground mining can release toxic compounds into the air and water.

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Grades are similar to underground mining Trilogy Metals

Aug 21, 2020 · The only other time that I've seen a project of this quality where the grades were similar was in an underground mining scenario," said CEO Tony Giardini. "However, Arctic is mineable in an open pit scenario. I also want to highlight that Arctic contains a significant amount of gold and silver. At current spot metal prices, the precious

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Planning Considerations For Transition From Open Pit

Key considerations to evaluate are open pit stability, shaft stability, dilution, mud rushes and air blasts, and mining method selection. Planning Considerations The efficient transition from open pit mining to an underground operation requires extensive planning. For a large mining operation, planning could last as long as 20 years.

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Mining Options Optimization Open Pit to Underground

mining generates a better return on investment than open pit mining.The results also show that in the concurrent open pit and underground mining scenario, the optimizer prefers extracting blocks using open pit mining. This is due to the fact that although the underground mine could access ore

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Chile's largest open pit copper mine goes underground

7/12/2012 · Chile's largest open pit copper mine, Chuquicamata, has officially started its conversion towards underground mining. The project will cost Codelco over $2 billion in the preliminary phase but

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An approach towards ascertaining open-pit to

As a rule, Open-Pit (OP) method is considered to be more approvable and dominant than Underground (Ug), especially in recovery, production capacity and mechanization, grade control and cut off grade, ore lose and dilution, flexibility, safety, and so on (Bakhtavar & Shahriar, 2007). Even though, Ug mining is more acceptable from environmental (for

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Open Pit Mining TechniquesSurface MinesRock or

Open-pit Mining Open-pit mining, also known as opencast mining, open-cut mining, and strip mining, means a process of digging out rock or minerals from the earth by their elimination from an open pit or borrow. The word is used to distinguish this type of mining from

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Open Pit To Underground Transition Cave Mining

SRK carried out a scoping study on an existing open pit operation (12 Mtpa) that is soon to be reaching a depth where the mine will need to transition to a large-scale underground mining method. The goal was to provide production continuity at a rate that will still be suitable to maximise use of the existing surface processing facilities.

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New Underground Mining Equipment Market Research 2020

The Underground Mining Equipment Market will grow by USD 8.50 bn during 2020-2024. (strip mining, open-pit mining, and mountaintop removal) and geography (APAC, North America,

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Estimation of the potential production rate

The study looked at 342 open pit and 197 underground mines located in the Americas and Australia. Long found that there was a significant difference between the production rate of underground vs. open pit and block caving. The equation found for underground deposits was found to be The equation for open pit and block caving deposits was found

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