life of mine optimization

Roussos Dimitrakopoulos Mining Engineering McGill

Professor Canada Research Chair Tier I in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization Under Uncertainty PhD École Polytechnique of Montreal MSc University of Alberta BSc University of Thessaloniki Frank Dawson Adams Bldg Room 107 514 398 4986 Email COSMO Laboratory CRC Program NSERC website Courses course medium MIME 413 course medium

Commanding the mine fleet with OP Pro Mining Magazine

Where does OP Pro fit into that Hexagon end to end life of mine vision in your opinion SB I think OP Pro is really a critical part of that puzzle of the life of mine Hexagon s vision For example I think it really fits the gap right after mine planning and it ensures that your mine planning is executed properly

Krumovgrad Gold Mine March 26 2019 Entering a New Phase

Dynamic mine planning Intelligent use of data Digital collaboration Smart centre Automating mining process 2018 2020 2019 Key benefits Data unification to a single platform Rapid parametric life of mine design and sequence Short interval planning control Optimization of material asset flow

Piers Wendlandt MBA P E Principal Consultant RESPEC

Technical Expertise for Life of Mine Optimization Mine Infrastructure Design Mine Planning Scheduling Value Added Trade off Studies Due Diligence and Project Reviews

Fluor Wins Copper Mill Optimization Work in British

As part of the new life of mine plan these new facilities and upgrades of existing infrastructure will help extend the life of Highland Valley Copper through 2026 Highland Valley Copper is an open pit mine operation that uses a milling and flotation plant to produce copper and molybdenum concentrates

Mine optimization and its application using the Anglo

Mine optimization is an inherently iterative process since Some of the challenges for the long term life of mine planning horizon † Inaccurate forecasting of costs costs are not linked to production activities but are forecast on ratios at a total shaft level outside the budget period

Mining Software MICROMINE

Complete life of mine software solutions MICROMINE is a leading provider of innovative software solutions that span the breadth of the mining cycle from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation mine design planning


Asanko Gold Mine Life of Mine Plan Highlights and Optimization 100 basis Estimated gold production of 2 1 Moz of gold over an expected 10 year mine life at projected all in sustaining costs AISC 1 of 1 135 oz o 8 years of mining operationsplanned at the

Strategic planning software that optimizes the ultimate pit and life of mine schedule Pit Optimization Generate ultimate pits using pseudoflow with a modern workflow based interface Get

Chief Engineer Conuma Coal Resources Career Page

Reporting to the Manager Engineering and Geology and or Chief of Geology the Chief Engineer is responsible for providing life of mine LOM and strategic long range mine planning SLMP pit optimization and design feasibility studies equipment selection and budget preparation

Can money mining and sustainability co exist The Whittle

The Whittle optimization algorithms will typically tend towards higher mill throughputs to maximize metal production despite some recovery losses from coarser grinds as this will maximize NPV early in the mine life Grind will get finer and throughput lower later in the mine life


Over the past year the company has undertaken a comprehensive mine optimization study for the Rainy River mine that included a review of alternative open pit and underground mining scenarios with the overall objective of improving the return of investment and creating a life of mine plan that secures optimal profitability at a mineral reserve

Whittle Mining Software reviews and downloads

In 1995 Opti cut was released for the purpose of optimizing cut off grades over the life of the mine for both surface and underground projects potentially increasing the NPV of a mine by up to 10 Opti cut produced the life of mine cut off stockpile strategy tonnages and cash flows

Services – Minetech USA

The Minetech USA team believes in offering the highest quality services at competitive rates In addition to our core team we have a strong extended network of professionals who work alongside us when the project calls for it

Surface Constrained Stochastic Life of Mine Production

programming formulation based on surfaces to address the optimization of life of mine production scheduling whereby the supply of metal is uncertain and described by a set of equally probable simulated orebody models The first version of the proposed formulation maximizes discounted cash flows controls risk of deviating from production targets

GEOVIA Whittle Strategic Mine Planning Dassault Systèmes®

Whittle delivers trusted results and is used in scoping feasibility life of mine scheduling and in the ongoing re evaluation of mine plans throughout the production phase Because pit optimization alone is not enough to unlock the full economic potential of your operation Whittle provides mine optimization which enables significant

Life Cleric Help Optimization

Dec 13 2016 · I need to preface this I need help from both an RP perspective and an Optimization standpoint When I first saw the Life Cleric I recognized that mechanically it s as advertised Heals great Just like it says on the box Then I realized that in 5E healing after damage is a fairly bad idea It s much better to PREVENT damage And then I thought the best way to PREVENT damage is to have

Evaluating and optimizing the effectiveness of mining

Equipment life cycle model to estimate the optimization of the equipment based on availability utilization and production efficiency 1 3 Stages of equipment life Mine reports equipment checklists books related to the topic articles from journals and the worldwide web were consulted for other sources of information on mining equipment

minviro com Driving Sustainable Mining

Our work covers all facets of the life of mine from geology to minerals extraction water management issues minerals processing PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT Quantify the environmental performance of your product MINING PIT SCHEDULE ENVIRONMENTAL OPTIMIZATION Examine a range of pit schedules based on environmental parameters

The Three Phases of Mine Planning Driving Digital

Nov 14 2014 · Whittle s SIMO module performs the optimization of all items in one step producing a higher NPV solution than a sequential optimization of the same parameters A variable cut off grade strategy as opposed to a static marginal cut off grade allows the highest value material to be processed soonest in the mine life

Services – Minetech USA

Innovative Vulcan Mine Design and Software Driven Mine Optimization Including Stope Optimization Long and short range scheduling using Vulcan Gantt Scheduler software Management of NI 43 101 Compliant Studies with our network of Qualified Professionals QP

Life of mine optimization

Life of mine optimization experts can help optimize your operation over the Life of Mine using our unique GeoMetso™ system for site specific automated geometallurgical modelling Our solution provides an understanding of ore variability in your deposit and its affect on the operation facilitating long term strategic planning to

Mine Planning Courses Professional Development

The lifeof mine production schedule determines the order of extraction of materials and their destination over the mine life In this course principles and fundamental concepts involved in strategic mine planning and optimization are presented

Net Cash Flow Comparison Whittle Consulting

methodology at the strategic level across nine coal mining operations producing detailed life of mine plan requirements for each mine The applicable modelling techniques and optimization mechanisms were successfully applied to nine open pit coal operations and produced an overall 14 increase in NPV

Evaluating mine size and mine life an objective approach

Mine size and mine life are the most important determinants of a new mine development project A rational evaluation of these mine design variables is of primary importance to the economics of developing and subsequently operating a mine The problem has been formulated as a nonlinear optimization model in terms of evaluating the mine

Optimisation in Underground Mining SpringerLink

M E Gershon Mine scheduling optimization with mixed integer programming Society of Mining Engineers of AIME Preprint No 82 324 1982 Google Scholar M Gershon and F H Murphy Using dynamic programming for aggregating cuts in a single drillhole International Journal

PDF Thesis Underground Mine Plan Optimisation

Solving the stope boundary optimization problem is the primary step that should be taken after selecting an underground mining method decline gradients and life of mine LOM schedules

Determination of Optimum Production Capacity and Mine Life

optimization factor σ in an iterative approach updating the remaining reserves thus the mine life for each year in each iteration in order to maximize the NPV of the project This new approach using a variable optimization


An optimization process is described that can be systematically applied by mine planners to produce life of mine schedules aligned with their strategic targets while maximizing the net present value of the mining operation The software tool employed uses heuristics and an evolutionary algorithm to generate life of mine schedules of production


optimization Strategic mine planning and economic performance Mining revenues and costs Open pit limit optimization Practical pushback design with minimum mining width Principal and fundamental concepts in strategic mine planning optimization Life of mine production planning scheduling Mine life

Modern Strategic Mine Planning Inside Mines

optimization called real options The remainder of this paper provides an introduction to the topic of real options and its application to mine planning While real options has been available as an optimization tool since at least the late 1970s its application to mine planning to date has been limited

Mine Planning Software Pit Optimiser for Open Pit Mine

FlowPit is mine planning software for open pit mining an ultra fast 4D pit optimiser with pit optimization LOM scheduling and pushback generation modules

Open Pit Mine Design Planning Engineering Mining

We have developed an innovative and rigorous mine planning methodology that results in a comprehensive technical report inclusive of the life of mine plan and techno economic model for any given mineral resource The methodology focuses on pit optimisation to determine the cut off strategy economic mining depth size and scale of operation

Strategic Mine Planning CRC ORE

STRATEGIC MINE PLANNING STRATEGIC 1 Model and optimise the Mine Plan accounting current and future metal prices 2 Calculate the annual cut off grades for the life of the mine for all processes 4 Model and select the optimum time for plant expansions maintenance and close of mine 3

IAMGOLD Announces Positive Results from the Essakane

Nov 06 2019 · The FS concluded that increasing CIL plant capacity and postponing the HL operation to the end of LOM defers capital and provides an extension to the life of mine Optimization

PDF Optimisation in Underground Mining

Optimisation in Underground Mining that discusses the advances of optimization in mine planning and 4 This paper examines the problem of optimising the life of mine costs of an

PDF Scenario branching and optimisation in life of mine

The longer aim is to develop an exact and combined optimization of potential mining polyhedrons polyhedron selection level development and the overall extent of an underground mine


HEURISTIC OPTIMIZATION OF SCHEDULING SCENARIOS FOR ACHIEVING STRATEGIC MINE PLANNING TARGETS ABSTRACT An optimization process is described that can be systematically applied by mine planners to produce life of mine schedules aligned with their strategic targets while maximizing the net present value of the mining operation

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