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The mining business faces continual risks in producing metals and raw materials under fluctuating market demand. At the same time, the greatest uncertainty driving the risk and profitability of mining investments is the geological variability of mineral deposits. This supply uncertainty affects the prediction of economic value from the initial valuation of a mining project through mine planning, design and production scheduling. This book is the first of its kind, presenting state-of-the-art stochastic simulation and optimization techniques and step-by-step case studies. Quantification of geological uncertainty through new efficient conditional simulation techniques for large deposits, integration of uncertainty to stochastic optimization formulations for design and production scheduling and the concurrent management of risk are shown to create flexibility, options and oportunities, increase asset value, cashflows and return on investment. New approaches introduced include resource/reserve risk quantification, cost-effective drilling programs, pit design and long-term production scheduling optimization with simulated orebodies, ore reserve classification, geologic risk discounting, waste managing and demand driven scheduling, risk assessment in meeting project production schedules ahead of mining, risk based optimal stope design, options valuation when mining. Applications include commodities such as gold, copper, nickel, iron ore, coal and diamonds.
This publication summarizes important information relating to uranium supply and demand and incorporates data from previous publications, as well as from the International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP), and other publicly available information and government data which have been collected and reviewed by experts. It focuses on Africa and provides a comprehensive reference source for uranium geology, exploration, resources, production and related activities in 53 countries. It will be useful to decision makers at all levels, including but not limited to, government officers in energy and mineral resource fields, exploration companies, geologists, geological surveys, energy utilities, universities, research institutions, and natural resource authorities.
This publication is part of a series that summarizes important information relating to uranium supply and demand and incorporates data from previous publications, as well as from the International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP), and other publicly available information and government data which have been collected and reviewed by experts. This volume focuses on Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe and provides a comprehensive reference source for uranium geology, exploration, resources, production and related activities in 25 countries. It will be useful to decision makers at all levels, including but not limited to, government officers in energy and mineral resource fields, exploration companies, geologists, geological surveys, energy utilities, universities, research institutions and natural resource authorities.
This thorough volume describes state-of-the-art research and practice in mineral froth flotation as known and practiced a century after its introduction. Recognized experts provide in-depth coverage on the historical aspects of flotation; flotation fundamentals; flotation chemistry; flotation cells, modeling, and simulation; and flotation plant practice. Froth Flotation is an invaluable reference for industry professionals, researchers, and graduate students. A supplemental CD includes presentations from the Centenary of Flotation Symposium managed by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Your timely source for more cost-effective and less disruptive solutions to your underground infrastructure needs. The North American Tunneling Conference is the premier biennial tunneling event for North America, bringing together the brightest, most resourceful, and innovative minds in the tunneling industry. It underscores the important role that the industry plays in the development of underground spaces, transportation and conveyance systems, and other forms of sustainable underground infrastructure. With every conference, the number of attendees and breadth of topics grow. The authors-experts and leaders in the industry- share the latest case histories, expertise, lessons learned, and real-world applications from around the globe. Crafted from a collection of 126 papers presented at the conference, this book takes you deep inside the projects. It includes challenging design issues, fresh approaches on performance, future projects, and industry trends as well as ground movement and support, structure analysis, risk and cost management, rock tunnels, caverns and shafts, TBM technology, and water and wastewater conveyance.
Water quality of pit lakes is one of the most critical environmental issues facing the global mining industry. As ore grades decrease and operators strive to improve efficiency, the number of active pit mines will continue to outpace their underground counterparts in the years ahead. How will these water resources be protected for future generations while the mining industry continues to meet society's growing demands for raw materials? The key to solving this dilemma is accurately predicting the water quality in advance of open pit mining. That's the purpose of Mine Pit Lakes. The third in a series of six handbooks by the Acid Drainage Technology Initiative-Metal Mining Sector (ADTI-MMS), this volume includes the latest thinking from dozens of internationally respected experts from Canada, Germany, Australia, and the United States. You'll learn both the theory and science of predicting pit lake water quality and get insights into the best practices of pit lake management. This book is an indispensable resource for mining professionals and environmental regulators who are considering new open pit mines or are developing monitoring programs or closure strategies for existing ones.
The Chemistry of Gold Extraction is an extensively revised and comprehensively updated edition of the well-known reference first published in 1992. It provides the broad base of knowledge that is now required by all those working in the gold extraction and gold processing industries. The book bridges the gap between research and industry by emphasizing the practical applications of chemical principles and techniques. The technical reference includes in-depth discussions on: Historical Developments Ore Deposits and Process Mineralogy Process Selection Principles of Gold Hydrometallurgy Oxidative Pretreatment Leaching Solution Purification and Concentration Recovery Surface Chemical Methods Refining Effluent Treatment Industrial Applications
Concrete is a vital component of almost every underground construction project. Because it significantly impacts both the durability and cost of a project, owners, designers, and contractors are constantly challenged with designing and placing the concrete to meet their quality standards in the most cost-effective way. Concrete for Underground Structures: Guidelines for Design and Construction can make that task a lot easier. Instead of searching pages of scattered reference materials when writing specifications, this book is a one-source guide to help you quickly find the answers you need. The first resource of its kind, this practical nuts-and-bolts handbook provides an industry voice as well as recommendations for areas of concrete application. You'll get valuable insights into current best practices for all aspects of the design and construction of underground structural concrete. Internationally respected authors examine three key applications: cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete segmental linings, and shotcrete. Each chapter addresses the differences between aboveground and underground use. The various types of concrete admixtures are also discussed, and sample specifications for each are included. Concrete for Underground Structures is an indispensable resource for industry veterans as well as an educational tool for those who are new to the profession.
Improve Your Operations Through Plant Auditing The word audit brings discomfort to many mine managers and owners. Images of government officials poring over every decimal point, looking for gotchas with serious consequences, naturally rise to the surface. But this book shows you how to turn the audit into something positive, desirable, and profitable. When you hire the right audit team and put its recommendations into practice, you can lower costs, increase revenues, and boost profits. In some cases, you can add millions of dollars directly to the bottom line. Plant Auditing is the first book ever written to show you how to get maximum benefit out of an audit. This comprehensive guide is easy to follow with numerous charts and checklists. It walks you through the complexities of setting up the right kind of audit, the type that will provide you with actionable steps to profitable outcomes. Also included are 20 case studies illustrating real-life problems typically encountered at plants that can be resolved through the audit procedures described in this book. Among many other things, you'll learn how to: Establish the scope of both general audits and those designed to enhance performance of specific processes Follow a template for successful audition Set priorities based on multiple factors Understand-and overcome-resistance points based in cultural or personality differences Make sure everything important is addressed during an audit Turn the audit findings into action steps that cut costs and add revenue
Digging mineral wealth from the ground dates to prehistoric times, and Europeans pursued mining in the Americas from the earliest colonial days. Prior to the Civil War, little mining was deep enough to require maps. However, the major finds of the mid-nineteenth century, such as the Comstock Lode, were vastly larger than any before in America. In Seeing Underground, Nystrom argues that, as industrial mining came of age in the United States, the development of maps and models gave power to a new visual culture and allowed mining engineers to advance their profession, gaining authority over mining operations from the miners themselves. Starting in the late nineteenth century, mining engineers developed a new set of practises, artifacts, and discourses to visualise complex, pitch-dark three-dimensional spaces. These maps and models became necessary tools in creating and controlling those spaces. They made mining more understandable, predictable, and profitable. Nystrom shows that this new visual culture was crucial to specific developments in American mining, such as implementing new safety regulations after the Avondale, Pennsylvania, fire of 1869 killed 110 men and boys; understanding complex geology, as in the rich ores of Butte, Montana; and settling high-stakes litigation, such as the Tonopah, Nevada, Jim Butler v. West End lawsuit, which reached the US Supreme Court. Nystrom demonstrates that these neglected artifacts of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have much to teach us today. The development of a visual culture helped create a new professional class of mining engineers and changed how mining was done.
Gravity has been an essential force in mineral and coal processing for centuries. While some newer separation technologies developed during the industrial age are widely used, gravity-based separators remain the prominent means of producing concentrates from coal, iron ore, rare earths, industrial minerals, tin, and tungsten ores. Recent advances in gravity-based separation technologies have reduced previous particle size limitations and improved their effectiveness in treating mixed-phase particles as compared to competing technologies. It is now possible to achieve efficient, high-capacity gravity separations for ultrafine particles using gravity-based units that provide centrifugal forces many times that of natural gravity. Sophisticated research equipment provides opportunities for in-situ studies of processes, resulting in new fundamental theories and control schemes. The computer age and the development of robust online analyzers have allowed for full automation and optimization of gravity-based systems. Advanced technologies developed in other professional fields, such as medical science and inventory control, have further improved operational efficiencies. The 14 papers included in this SME compilation focus on state-of-the-art developments and future trends in gravity concentration technologies. This essential reference provides a much-needed platform for leading experts to discuss recent developments in the design, optimization, and control of gravity-based separation processes and their associated applications. It will help practitioners in the mineral and coal-processing industries understand these new concepts and the benefits they offer. It is also a valuble resource for educators and researchers to promote the use of efficient processing engineering principles to their industrial counterparts.
This volume recognizes the growing role of solvent extraction and electrowinning technology in the world copper business. This well-established, remarkable hydrometallurgical achievement fills an important role in our technical ability to extract copper in an efficient and cost-effective way. This proceedings documents the present status of the SX-EW business. It represents a substantial body of historical, scientific, engineering, and commercial information regarding the growth and application of the technology.