economics of open pit mining

Optimization of Economic Indicators in Open-Pit Mining ...

2016-6-6  We investigate the application of the Real Options approach to the optimization of open-pit mining. The Real Options approach introduces investment as an additional control parameter for profit maximization. In the context of applying the Real

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ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT AND MINE PRODUCTION

the project economics when certain variables of high importance, such as the processing capacity, gold price and dilution rate vary. Open-pit mining operations are long-term investments, and therefore, are subject to possible unexpected changes during the mine exploitation stage.

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Open Pit Mining IntechOpen

2021-2-17  Open pit mining method is one of the surface mining methods that has a traditional cone-shaped excavation and is usually employed to exploit a near-surface, nonselective and low-grade zones deposits. It often results in high productivity and requires large capital investments, low operating costs, and good safety conditions. The main topics that will be discussed in this chapter will include ...

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17* Open Pit Optimization - Strategies for Improving ...

2009-9-17  ABSTRACT: The open pit design and scheduling problem is a large-scale optimization problem that has attracted considerable attention during the last 40 years The development of the "know-how" to improve economics of open pit mining projects through the use of mathematical optimization techniques goes back to early 1960's.

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Open pit Mining Research Papers - Academia

ABSTRACT Material handling in open pit mining accounts for about 50% of production costs. The selection and deployment of efficient, safe, and economic loading and haulage systems is thus critical to the production process.

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Basics of an open pit mine - Mine Engineer.Com

2013-1-6  The planning of an open pit mine is, therefore, basically an exercise in economics, constrained by certain geologic and mining engineering aspects. A bench may be defined as a ledge that forms a single level of operation above which mineral

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DILUTION FACTOR FOR OPEN PIT

2019-12-21  grasp of all the parameters influencing the economics of a project including dilution. In order to produce better project evaluations, dilution studies should be an integral part of any project. KEYWORDS Open Pit, Dilution, Selectivity, Mining studies, Mine design, and Mine evaluation

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Everything You Need To Know About Open Pit Mining ...

2018-11-1  Open pit mining (also known as strip mining) is the process of extracting ore, minerals and/or fossil fuels that occurs on the surface of a particular mining site. When considering all the mining operations in the world, at least 40 percent of mining takes

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Open-Pit Mining Methods

2017-4-9  Open-pit mining methods are applicable to mining ore deposits that apex at or near the surface. If the deposit apexes below the surface, the overburden and barren capping overlying the ore must be removed in advance of open-pit mining. The

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Open-Pit Mining Definition Anglo American

Open-pit Mining Operations. Open-pit mines are dug on benches that are between four and sixty-meters in size, depending on the size of machinery used to excavate. The walls of most open-pit mines are dug at an angle and include steps to prevent avalanches from occurring inside the build site. The incline section of the wall is called the ...

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News: Kutcho Advances Feasibility Study based on a New ...

2021-9-13  Notes: 1. The mineral resource estimates in the table above form coherent bodies of mineralization that are considered amenable to a combination of open pit and underground extraction methods based on the following parameters: Metal Prices: Copper US$3.50/lb, Zinc US$1.15/lb, Gold US$1600/oz, Silver US$20.00/oz. Projected operating costs: Mining (underground) US$43.00/t,

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Optimum cut‐off grade policy for open pit mining ...

2007-10-10  – This paper sets out to propose a new cut‐off optimization algorithm for effective decision making at the open pit mine planning stage., – The determination of optimum cut‐off grade to maximize the net present value of an open pit mining operation is influenced by the economic parameters including metal price and operating costs, the capacities of mine, mill, and refining stages, and ...

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A simplified economic filter for open-pit gold-silver ...

2000-3-7  A simplified economic filter for open-pit gold-silver mining in the United States By Singer1, Donald A., Menzie2, W. David, and Long3, Keith R. Open-File Report 98-207 This report i s preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with United States Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code.

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A simplified economic filter for open-pit mining and heap ...

Determining the economic viability of mineral deposits of various sizes and grades is a critical task in all phases of mineral supply, from land-use management to mine development. This study evaluates two simple tools for estimating the economic viability of porphyry copper deposits mined by open-pit, heap-leach methods when only limited information on these deposits is available.

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Basics of an open pit mine - Mine Engineer.Com

2013-1-6  The planning of an open pit mine is, therefore, basically an exercise in economics, constrained by certain geologic and mining engineering aspects. A bench may be defined as a ledge that forms a single level of operation above which mineral

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Optimal Economic Envelope of Joint Open-Pit and ...

2017-4-26  open pit operation. 2.1.1 VALUATION OF BLOCKS In order to proceed, each block is assigned two different economic values: the open pit and the underground. The value assigned as open pit corresponds to the best value between extracting and processing the block versus extracting the block and not processing it (waste). The value

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Open pit Mining Research Papers - Academia

ABSTRACT Material handling in open pit mining accounts for about 50% of production costs. The selection and deployment of efficient, safe, and economic loading and haulage systems is thus critical to the production process.

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Fundamentals of Open Pit Planning and Scheduling

Open pit planning and scheduling play a significant role in establishing, maintaining and improving the economics of open pit mining ventures. The development of an open pit plan and schedule involves consideration of the following elements: the market for the mineral, the mineral deposit, the treatment process, the external factors, the mining method, the scale of operations, the open pit ...

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Open pit optimisation using discounted economic block ...

2013-9-5  (2009). Open pit optimisation using discounted economic block values. Mining Technology: Vol. 118, No. 1, pp. 1-12.

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Open-Pit Mining Definition Anglo American

Open-pit Mining Operations. Open-pit mines are dug on benches that are between four and sixty-meters in size, depending on the size of machinery used to excavate. The walls of most open-pit mines are dug at an angle and include steps to prevent avalanches from occurring inside the build site. The incline section of the wall is called the ...

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The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different Mining ...

2020-5-27  Open-pit mining, one of the most common forms, is one of the most damaging. Miners hollow out a section of land, digging down to create a workable area and extract valuable raw materials. This method leaves behind large pits in the earth

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Environmental Risks of Mining

2012-12-11  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

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Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set

2013-7-19  Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an ideal textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design, and can also be a priceless reference

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Economic significance of geotechnical uncertainties in ...

Mining Geomechanical Risk 2019, Perth, Australia 111 Economic significance of geotechnical uncertainties in open pit mines R Jele Evolution Mining Ltd, Australia MJ Dunn Evolution Mining Ltd, Australia Abstract The major cost associated with open pit mine operations is waste stripping. While the steepening of slope

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A simplified economic filter for open-pit mining and heap ...

Determining the economic viability of mineral deposits of various sizes and grades is a critical task in all phases of mineral supply, from land-use management to mine development. This study evaluates two simple tools for estimating the economic viability of porphyry copper deposits mined by open-pit, heap-leach methods when only limited information on these deposits is available.

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Open pit mining (Journal Article) OSTI.GOV

Technical and cost evaluation of candidate large-scale open-pit oil shale mining methods in Colorado. Volume II, Parts 1 and 2. Technical and economic study of an integrated single-pass mining system for open-pit mining of deep oil shale deposits. Final report

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Optimal Economic Envelope of Joint Open-Pit and ...

2017-4-26  open pit operation. 2.1.1 VALUATION OF BLOCKS In order to proceed, each block is assigned two different economic values: the open pit and the underground. The value assigned as open pit corresponds to the best value between extracting and processing the block versus extracting the block and not processing it (waste). The value

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Comparative study on the economy of hybrid mining

Comparative study on the economy of hybrid mining trucks for open-pit mining ISSN 1751-956X Received on 29th March 2018 Revised 5th July 2018 Accepted on 7th August 2018 E-First on 28th September 2018 doi: 10.1049/iet-its.2018.5085 ietdl Chun Jin1, Tong Yi1, Yanhua Shen1, Amir Khajepour2, Qingyong Meng1

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Economic significance of geotechnical uncertainties in ...

Mining Geomechanical Risk 2019, Perth, Australia 111 Economic significance of geotechnical uncertainties in open pit mines R Jele Evolution Mining Ltd, Australia MJ Dunn Evolution Mining Ltd, Australia Abstract The major cost associated with open pit mine operations is waste stripping. While the steepening of slope

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Advantages and disadvantages of open pit mining –

2021-11-16  What is open pit mining . Open pit mines are those mining operations that take place on the surface , unlike the underground mines. This is possible when the reservoir sprouts on the surface or at a very small depth. It began to be realized in the middle of the XVI century and it is used all over the world.

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Open-Pit Mining Definition Anglo American

Open-pit Mining Operations. Open-pit mines are dug on benches that are between four and sixty-meters in size, depending on the size of machinery used to excavate. The walls of most open-pit mines are dug at an angle and include steps to prevent avalanches from occurring inside the build site. The incline section of the wall is called the ...

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Open pit optimisation using discounted economic block ...

2013-9-5  (2009). Open pit optimisation using discounted economic block values. Mining Technology: Vol. 118, No. 1, pp. 1-12.

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The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different Mining ...

2020-5-27  Open-pit mining, one of the most common forms, is one of the most damaging. Miners hollow out a section of land, digging down to create a workable area and extract valuable raw materials. This method leaves behind large pits in the earth

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Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set

2013-7-19  Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an ideal textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design, and can also be a priceless reference

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Surface mining planning and design of open pit mining

2016-1-9  9. open pit mining: funnel shaped hole in ground, with ramp spiraling down along sides, allows moderately deep ore to be reached. Initial mining for zinc at Franklin and Ogdensburg, New Jersey-USA. Photo I took at Bingham. 4 km in diameter 1 km

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Open-pit Mining - Mining North Works

Open pit mines may be circular, like the ones shown pictured at the Ekati mine, or oblong, and include several mining levels know as benches. Roads, known as ramps, allow access to the orebody. The size and depth of an open pit is a balance of how much

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