LONG-TERM MINE PLANNING AT RAGLAN

CIM Vancouver 2002
Abstract This paper reviews the Falconbridge-SMRQ's Raglan project in northern Quebec and the process that was used in developing its current long-term mine plan. Challenges were many and not only limited to the longevity of the project, numerous ore deposits (both underground and open pit), and a 40km property strike length but, because of its remote northern location, other factors such as progressive reclamation, leachable mine waste, water treatment, and waste management were also part of the plan. The focus of the paper is to show the complexity of modern mine planning and associated economic modeling of mine processes.
Keywords: Economic Modeling, progressive reclamation, long-term mine planning
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