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This page contains a hyperlinked list of pages that have been completed as part of Mine 448 - underground mine design project. Each topic has been completed as part of the course requirements for the design groups. It is hoped that with time, these guides will accumulate into a useful resource for the course. Comments on any of these topics can be left in the ''discussion'' page attached to each topic page.
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This page contains a hyperlinked list of pages that have been completed. Topics that are not hyperlinked have not yet been written (editors required!), but are relevant to the overall subject. It is hoped that with time, these guides will accumulate into a useful resource, not only for undergraduate mining students, but also for industry practitioners. Comments on any of these topics can be left in the ''discussion'' page attached to each topic page.
   
List of topics for which pages are available:
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List of topics related to the mine design process:
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==The general environment in which the mine exists==
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* Company Objectives
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** Description of objectives
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* General mine site considerations
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** Location and access
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** Confirmation of legal ownership of property
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** Exploration and development committments
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** Infrastructure availability
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** Previous production
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* The social commitments
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** [[Social engagement]]
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** Environmental Permitting
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** Legal environment
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* Business drivers
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* Risks and Benchmarking
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* Organizational Design
   
 
==Information required for mine design==
 
==Information required for mine design==
   
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* [[Ore deposit models]]
 
* [[The geological model]]
 
* [[The geological model]]
 
* [[Geostatistics and resource estimation techniques]]
 
* [[Geostatistics and resource estimation techniques]]
 
**[[Sampling QAQC]]
 
**[[Sampling QAQC]]
 
* [[Cut-off grade estimation]]
 
* [[Cut-off grade estimation]]
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**[[Polymetallic deposit cut-off grade estimation]]
 
*[[Mining in the Arctic]]
 
*[[Mining in the Arctic]]
   
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**[[Discontinuity characterization]]
 
**[[Discontinuity characterization]]
 
**[[Geotechnical drilling]]
 
**[[Geotechnical drilling]]
 
**[[Rock mass characterization using geophysical methods]]
 
**[[Sampling]]
 
**[[Sampling]]
 
**[[Geotechnical model]]
 
**[[Geotechnical model]]
 
*[[Stress measurement]]
 
*[[Stress measurement]]
**[[Rock mass characterization using geophysical methods]]
 
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**[[Paleostress analysis]]
 
*[[Stability Graph Method]]
 
*[[Stability Graph Method]]
 
*[[Numerical modelling]]
 
*[[Numerical modelling]]
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*[[Mine dewatering]]
 
*[[Mine dewatering]]
 
*[[Mine waste dump stability analysis]]
 
*[[Mine waste dump stability analysis]]
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*[[Dynamic stability analysis of tailings dams]]
 
*[[Mining induced seismicity]]
 
*[[Mining induced seismicity]]
 
**[[Seismic event relocation techniques]]
 
**[[Seismic event relocation techniques]]
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**[[Seismic moment tensor]]
   
 
==Mining methods==
 
==Mining methods==
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*[[Hard-rock room and pillar]]
 
*[[Hard-rock room and pillar]]
 
**[[Pillar design]]
 
**[[Pillar design]]
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*[[Crown pillars]]
 
*[[Solution mining]]
 
*[[Solution mining]]
   
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*[[Equipment selection]]
 
*[[Equipment selection]]
 
**[[Electric equipment]]
 
**[[Electric equipment]]
*[[Crushers]]
 
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**[[Autonomous equipment]]
 
*[[Shaft vs. Ramp Access]]
 
*[[Shaft vs. Ramp Access]]
 
*[[Underground Ramp Design Parameters | Ramp design]]
 
*[[Underground Ramp Design Parameters | Ramp design]]
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**[[Mine hoisting systems]]
 
**[[Mine hoisting systems]]
 
**[[Mine hoisting ropes]]
 
**[[Mine hoisting ropes]]
 
*[[Material handling systems]]
 
**[[Ore and waste passes]]
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**[[Conveyor systems]]
 
**[[Crushers]]
 
*[[Access drifts]]
 
*[[Access drifts]]
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**[[Drilling patterns]]
 
*[[Mine service facilities]]
 
*[[Mine service facilities]]
 
**[[Refuge stations]]
 
**[[Refuge stations]]
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**[[Explosive magazines]]
 
**[[Explosive magazines]]
 
**[[Fuel storage]]
 
**[[Fuel storage]]
*[[Ore and waste passes]]
 
*[[Conveyor systems]]
 
 
*[[Ventilation]]
 
*[[Ventilation]]
 
**[[Ventilation air heating]]
 
**[[Ventilation air heating]]

Latest revision as of 17:36, 16 September 2019

This page contains a hyperlinked list of pages that have been completed. Topics that are not hyperlinked have not yet been written (editors required!), but are relevant to the overall subject. It is hoped that with time, these guides will accumulate into a useful resource, not only for undergraduate mining students, but also for industry practitioners. Comments on any of these topics can be left in the discussion page attached to each topic page.

List of topics related to the mine design process:

The general environment in which the mine exists

  • Company Objectives
    • Description of objectives
  • General mine site considerations
    • Location and access
    • Confirmation of legal ownership of property
    • Exploration and development committments
    • Infrastructure availability
    • Previous production
  • Business drivers
  • Risks and Benchmarking
  • Organizational Design

Information required for mine design

The stages of mine design

Geotechnical engineering

Mining methods

Mine infrastructure

Mineral processing

Economics and finance

Mining regulations, permitting