Thesis / Dissertation

Optimisation in open-pit mine planning

Juan Luis Yarmuch, Doreen Thomas (ed.)

Published : 2020


Mining has played an important role in the growth of civilisation. Migration, and economic and industrial revolutions have been based on the availability of mineral resources. Open-pit mines are surface excavations created to extract valuable material that is located below the surface by means of an excavation. Open-pit mining is commonly used for extracting near to surface metallic and non-metallic ore deposits. Large scale ore deposits can benefit from the economies of scale offered by the open-pit mining process. Open-pit mines are excavated in phases often referred to as pushbacks or cutbacks, which are mineable units designed to maximise the financial return from the mine. Strategic mi..

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