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Mining Methods

Specific mining methods and techniques.

Mining Methods: Block Caving

What is Block Caving? Block (gravity) caving is a bulk underground mining method, which allows large low-grade deposits to be mined underground. This method involves undermining the orebody to make ...

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Underground Mining Techniques and Risks

Underground train, Marberg, Germany. Image: CC

Undergrounds mining is still, even after hundreds of years of safety improvements, a dangerous and expensive business. It’s wise for an investor to understand both the basic workings for an ...

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Mining Techniques

Headframe at Red Lake Gold Mine

Once a potentially economic mineral deposit has been found many different challenges face the company preparing to open a mine. One of the most important factors in determining whether a ...

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