Factors influencing mining method selection

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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