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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
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==Information required for mine design==
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* [[Ore deposit models]]
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* [[The geological model]]
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* [[Geostatistics and resource estimation techniques]]
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**[[Sampling QAQC]]
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* [[Cut-off grade estimation]]
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**[[Polymetallic deposit cut-off grade estimation]]
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*[[Mining in the Arctic]]
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==The stages of mine design==
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* [[The stages of mine design]]
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* [[Pre-evaluation study]]
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* [[Scoping study]]
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* [[Pre-feasibility study]]
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* [[Feasibility study]]
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* Detailed design
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* Project management principles
   
 
==Geotechnical engineering==
 
==Geotechnical engineering==
   
 
*[[The stages of mine design | Master list of tasks required for various stages of mine design]]
 
*[[The stages of mine design | Master list of tasks required for various stages of mine design]]
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*[[Site investigation and rock mass characterization]]
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*[[Geotechnical site investigation]]
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**[[Geotechnical logging techniques]]
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**[[Discontinuity characterization]]
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**[[Geotechnical drilling]]
 
**[[Rock mass characterization using geophysical methods]]
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**[[Sampling]]
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**[[Geotechnical model]]
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*[[Stress measurement]]
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**[[Paleostress analysis]]
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*[[Stability Graph Method]]
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*[[Numerical modelling]]
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**[[Numerical modelling - constitutive models | Constitutive models]]
 
*[[Ground support]]
 
*[[Ground support]]
 
**[[Instrumentation for ground support design]]
 
**[[Instrumentation for ground support design]]
*[[Backfill]]
 
**[[Mining with Backfill | Mining with backfill]]
 
 
*[[Mine dewatering]]
 
*[[Mine dewatering]]
*[[Rock mass characterization using geophysical methods]]
 
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*[[Mine waste dump stability analysis]]
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*[[Dynamic stability analysis of tailings dams]]
 
*[[Mining induced seismicity]]
 
*[[Mining induced seismicity]]
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**[[Seismic event relocation techniques]]
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**[[Seismic moment tensor]]
   
 
==Mining methods==
 
==Mining methods==
   
 
*[[Factors influencing mining method selection]]
 
*[[Factors influencing mining method selection]]
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*[[Selection of mining method]]
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*[[Estimation of the potential production rate]]
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*[[Dilution and ore recovery]]
 
*[[Block caving]]
 
*[[Block caving]]
 
*[[Sublevel caving]]
 
*[[Sublevel caving]]
 
*[[Cut and fill]]
 
*[[Cut and fill]]
*[[Underhand cut and fill]]
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**[[Underhand cut and fill]]
**[[Lucky Friday Mine]]
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***[[Lucky Friday Mine]]
*[[Longitudinal longhole retreat]]
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**[[Ramp-in-vein]]
*[[Transverse longhole stoping]]
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*Longhole mining
*[[Sub-level open stoping]]
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**[[Longitudinal longhole retreat]]
*[[Vertical crater retreat]]
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**[[Transverse longhole stoping]]
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**[[Sub-level open stoping]]
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**[[Vertical crater retreat]]
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**[[Stope sequencing]]
 
*[[Shrinkage stoping]]
 
*[[Shrinkage stoping]]
 
*[[Hard-rock room and pillar]]
 
*[[Hard-rock room and pillar]]
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**[[Pillar design]]
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*[[Crown pillars]]
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*[[Solution mining]]
   
 
==Mine infrastructure==
 
==Mine infrastructure==
   
*[[Crushers]]
 
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*[[Equipment selection]]
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**[[Electric equipment]]
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**[[Autonomous equipment]]
 
*[[Shaft vs. Ramp Access]]
 
*[[Shaft vs. Ramp Access]]
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*[[Underground Ramp Design Parameters | Ramp design]]
 
*[[Shaft construction]]
 
*[[Shaft construction]]
 
**[[Mine hoisting systems]]
 
**[[Mine hoisting systems]]
 
**[[Mine hoisting ropes]]
 
**[[Mine hoisting ropes]]
*[[Refuge stations]]
 
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*[[Material handling systems]]
*[[Ore and waste passes]]
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**[[Ore and waste passes]]
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**[[Conveyor systems]]
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**[[Crushers]]
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*[[Access drifts]]
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**[[Drilling patterns]]
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*[[Mine service facilities]]
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**[[Refuge stations]]
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**[[Maintenance facilities]]
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**[[Underground storage facilities]]
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**[[Explosive magazines]]
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**[[Fuel storage]]
 
*[[Ventilation]]
 
*[[Ventilation]]
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**[[Ventilation air heating]]
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*[[Use of explosives]]
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**[[Comparison of explosives]]
 
*[[Backfill]]
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**[[Backfill material]]
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**[[Backfill properties]]
 
**[[Mining with Backfill | Mining with backfill]]
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**[[Backfill pipeline and delivery systems]]
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**[[Backfill distribution system design]]
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*[[Port Facilities]]
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*[[Ice roads]]
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*[[Energy considerations for off-grid mines]]
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*[[Fly-in fly-out mines]]
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== Mineral processing ==
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*[[Gold extraction]]
   
==Economics and finance==
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== Economics and finance ==
   
*[[Project economics]]
 
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*[[Economic Evaluation Checklist - Mineral Projects]]
*[[Project Evaluation Methods]]
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*[[Project economics]]
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**[[Discount rate]]
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**[[Depreciation]]
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**[[Taxation]]
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*[[Net smelter return]]
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*[[Project Evaluation Methods]]
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**[[Sensitivity Analysis]]
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**[[Monte Carlo simulation]]
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*[[Metal price forecasting]]
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*[[Equipment purchase vs leasing]]
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*[[Shipping costs]]
   
==Mining regulations, permitting, taxation==
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==Mining regulations, permitting==
   
 
*[[Mining regulations]]
 
*[[Mining regulations]]
 
*[[Social engagement]]
 
*[[Social engagement]]
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*[[Environmental permitting]]
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**[[Environmental permitting in Ontario]]

Latest revision as of 16:36, 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