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Mining and Mine Design

If by some miracle that deposit becomes a mine there are a whole new set of challenges to be overcome. Read about mine design, operations and risks.

  • The Nugget Effect. What is it, and how to recognize it.

    One of the first things to recognize in the mining industry, is that all that glitters may not be gold. I’m not talking about the time the CEO of a junior exploration company picked up drill core freshly drilled from the corebox and called a zone of ...

  • A Brief Look at Geological and Technical Risk Analysis in Mine Planning

    Having a basic understanding of the orebody modeling and the mine optimization methods used can help investors determine how much effort a company places into the quantification of risk to manage their assets. This article briefly describes some aspects of...

  • Inside a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP).

    Starting A Mine: Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies

    While the basic concept of mining may be familiar to most people, the total process from exploration target to profitable mine is complex and involved. There are a wide range of natural resource types  that we extract from the earth and and even wider vari...

  • Underground train, Marberg, Germany. Image: CC

    Underground Mining Techniques and Risks

    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 underground mine and the risks associated with underground m...

  • Palolo Deep, Apia

    Undersea Mining – Challenges and Potential

    Although 70% of the world is covered with water, with the exception of oil and gas, under sea mineral exploration is still uncommon. However, as land-based resources become depleted and more expensive to extract, interest in what minerals are below the wav...

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 At Altitude in South America

A demonstration against opening a gold mine in Esquel, Chile.

Valuable mineral resources are often found in locations that are truly difficult to access, and a problem that only gets worse when heavy machinery and large numbers of workers are ...

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Mining Production Delays

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Mining operations exist solely to produce valuable commodities while making profits for investors and key stakeholders. All mining executives are extremely  aware of production costs and the need to ensure ...

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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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