Technology: Mine Planning and Design

The trend towards low-grade, high-tonnage underground operations is growing, and block caving is well-suited for such large-scale production. While the method is well-established, its role in an increasing number of mining projects is accelerating the evolution of mine planning tools that can model the process and the impact of block caving.

Illuminating the cave

The growing number of block cave mines in development and advances in modelling software are giving miners a better picture of underground operations. By Eavan Moore

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