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The selection of a mining method for an ore deposit is based on many factors that are driven by the economics and profitability of the mine for a company. These include the following:
 
The selection of a mining method for an ore deposit is based on many factors that are driven by the economics and profitability of the mine for a company. These include the following:
   
*ore grade and recovery
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*Ore grade and recovery
*cost of infrastructure
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*Cost of infrastructure
*ore extraction
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*Ore extraction
*labour and machine costs
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*Labour and machine costs
*underground support costs
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*Underground support costs
*geotechnical factors
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*[[Geotechnical factors]]

Latest revision as of 09:55, 30 July 2012

From: Queen's Mine Design Wiki

Note: Oil and gas deposits are not discussed here. Underground mining methods are the focus of this article.

The selection of a mining method for an ore deposit is based on many factors that are driven by the economics and profitability of the mine for a company. These include the following:

  • Ore grade and recovery
  • Cost of infrastructure
  • Ore extraction
  • Labour and machine costs
  • Underground support costs
  • Geotechnical factors