Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization

Prin­ci­ples and fun­da­men­tal con­cepts involved in strate­gic mine plan­ning and design of open pit mines are pre­sent­ed. Sub­jects cov­ered are mine plan­ning; min­ing rev­enues and costs; open pit lim­it opti­miza­tion; pro­duc­tion plan­ning; mine-life esti­ma­tion, cut-off grade opti­miza­tion and Lane’s the­o­ry; final pit lim­it opti­miza­tion and pro­duc­tion sched­ul­ing in the pres­ence of grade uncer­tain­ty. The course also cov­ers an intro­duc­tion to math­e­mat­i­cal pro­gram­ming for min­ing engi­neers. Math­e­mat­i­cal opti­miza­tion mod­els and case stud­ies for long and short-term open pit mine plan­ning are pre­sent­ed. Gem­com Whit­tle and Excel Solver are used to present a series of prac­ti­cal min­ing opti­miza­tion problems.
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