Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Determination of Final Pit Limit at Miduk Copper Mine Using CSMINE Software
Author(s): Oraee, Kazem
Goodarzi, Arash
Contact Email:
Keywords: Miduk
Ultimate pit limit
Positive moving cone
Coal mines and mining
Mining machinery
Issue Date: 2004
Date Deposited: 14-Feb-2011
Citation: Oraee K & Goodarzi A (2004) Determination of Final Pit Limit at Miduk Copper Mine Using CSMINE Software. Scientific Quarterly Journal: Geosciences, 11 (51-52), pp. 90-97.
Abstract: Miduk is one of the largest copper ore reserves in Iran that is situated in the north west of Kerman province. It constitutes approximately 157 million tons of ore with an average grade of 0.85%. Ore of the most important element of open pit planning is the determined the final pit limits. The simulation method (positive floating cone) is a commonly used method for this purpose in which the users in first subjected to design by grade blocks. In this presentation, geostatistic methods have been described and their application in open pit mine planning discussed. The computer programs of CSMINE and VARIOC have then been explained and parameter required for the application of these software programs obtained. Finally, with two used of real data gathered and the computer programs explained the optimum design of the pit is determined. The pit recommended will produce appropriate ore for the ore dressing plant with maximum average and highest amount of economic gain in mind.
Rights: Metadata presented to the best of our knowledge; subsequent articles published in this journal are freely available in full text online:

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
miduk.pdfFulltext - Published Version531.23 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.