Beyond below-ground geological complexity: Developing adaptive expertise in e...

Rhys Samuel Davies
Session 12

The declining discovery rate of world-class ore deposits represents a major challenge to the future of global metal supply. To counter this trend, there is a requirement for mineral exploration…

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Optimised drill targeting using dynamic 3D modelling, Martabe Gold Mine, Indo...

Sonia Konopa
Session 12

As a project moves through the mine life cycle, the quantity of data available increases and the understanding of the orebody matures. Incorporating new information quickly and efficiently in current…

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A comparison of opportunity and risk in deep sea and terrestrial metalliferou...

Ian Lipton
Session 12

The existence of metalliferous mineral deposits on the deep-sea floor has been known since manganese nodules were discovered in the Arctic Kara Sea in 1868. Modern exploration with the aim…

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Metallurgical Process Difficulties Developing Flowsheets for Double Refractor...

Damian Connelly
Session 12

Subsequently exploration drill core samples were prepared and tested in the laboratory to establish if the ore was free milling. The results for the cyanide leach gold recoveries were very…

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Underground stope design using a practical cut-off methodology

Martyn Bloss
Session 11

A practical cut-off methodology for underground stope design at Olympic Dam is described.  The success of value optimisation of a mine plan through the stope design process is dependent on…

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Application of Enterprise Optimization considering Ultra High Intensity Blasting

Stewart Howe
Session 11

Mine-to-Mill optimization typically employs increased blasting intensity to debottleneck a power constrained comminution circuit. This case study assesses existing engineering research and industrial trials on the interaction between blasting fragmentation…

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Selection of Precision Mining Methods for Complex Metalliferous Orebodies

Peter Knights
Session 11

Mining and beneficiation can been described as essentially a sequential processes of separation of valuable minerals from waste. There is a great deal of interest in how the industry can…

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Optimisation of a complex stoping schedule using Mixed Integer Programming

Brian Roberts
Session 11

BHP Olympic Dam mines a massive and complex orebody of great lateral and vertical extent for copper, uranium, gold and silver. The mining method is sublevel open stoping and the…

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Case Study – Ernest Henry Mine: Designing step out zones in an inclined sub-l...

Peter Nichols
Session 11

Ernest Henry mine (EHM) is an underground inclined sub-level caving mine located in north-west Queensland, Australia. First production commenced in late 2011 and it has now ramped up to a…

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Mine geology in fractured aquifer environments: Case study from Ernest Henry ...

Daniel Ashton
Session 11

When evaluating the complexity of an ore body, geotechnical and geological conditions are of paramount importance. However, hydrogeological factors can also play a large role in the complexity of mining…

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