|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Mining method selection and transition depth determination problems - which one is in priority of consideration?|
|Citation:||Bakhtavar E, Shahriar K, Oraee K & Flett P (2009) Mining method selection and transition depth determination problems - which one is in priority of consideration? In: Singhal RK, Mehrotra A, Fytas K, Ge H, (ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2009), Calgary, Canada: Reading Matrix, Inc.. 18th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), 16.11.2009 - 19.11.2009, Banff, Alberta, Canada, pp. 67-74.|
|Conference Name:||18th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES)|
|Conference Location:||Banff, Alberta, Canada|
|Abstract:||During this paper, in order to identify the priority of consideration between the problems of “mining method selection” and “determining transition depth from open-pit to underground mining” an accurate procedure is introduced step by step. First, it is essential to specify if an ore deposit that potentially will have mined by a combined method of open-pit and underground mining. In this case, optimal final open-pit limit and depth must be initially determined. After that, if the rest of deposit below open-pit limit is economically considerable, it is necessary to select the most adequate underground method with emphasis on the high production rate and low cost methods. Then, it is necessary to determine optimal transition depth from open-pit to underground mining considering a crown pillar immediately below open-pit mining. Finally, the procedure with its algorithm was used for an iron ore deposit with the combined mining potential.|
|Rights:||The chair of the International Organizing Committee for the International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES) has granted permission for use of conference papers in this Repository. The paper was first presented at the 18th International Symposium of Mine Planning and Equipment Selection.|
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