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(PDF) COST ESTIMATION FOR OPEN PIT MINES: TACKLING

2021-11-18  2.1 Cost Categorization. In this paper, costs in open pit mines are categorized into four groups: (1) capital costs, (2) operating costs, (3) general and

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Cost-efficient Transport for Open-pit Mines E MJ

2020-4-8  Cost-efficient Transport for Open-pit Mines. An innovative technological approach to skip haulage could optimize costs and energy efficiency in hard rock mines. Open-pit metal mines are often shaped like an inverted cone, with the ore and overburden being drilled and blasted, then loaded and transported by shovel-and-truck systems.

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Opening New Mines - MIT - Massachusetts Institute of ...

2012-12-11  The variable portion of the cost calculation is based on the open pit mining models published by the USGS, which take into account several factors that affect capital expenditures (Camm, 1991). From these, the following calculations were made: The average operating cost per ton ore produced was also calculated using D:

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BENCHMARKING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF

2011-11-2  The objective of the analysis is to provide a detailed inter-facility comparison of the cost per kilotonne mined and processed, split into costs per unit of energy and energy consumed per kilotonne for the following: Open-Pit Mining Nine mining operations will be compared – all operations, including the transport of ore to the crusher.

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Bildplatshållare Mine cost drivers - Boliden

2016-10-18  Two main types of mines Open pit mining Roughly ten times lower in cost per ton compared to under ground mining Slope stability decide waste/ore ratio With low grades a high production rate is needed Big equipment for high volume production Under ground mining Under ground mines commonly have lower production rate Increased cost to infrastructure and ground support

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Mining Costs - CAPEX vs. OPEX - UndervaluedEquity

Mining Costs – CAPEX vs. OPEX. Depending on the location of the project and the type and quantity of the minerals contained within the deposit, the mining costs can vary a lot between different mining projects. In general, underground mining is more expensive

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Operating Cost for Miners SRK Consulting

This paper will investigate common methodologies of estimating operating costs for mines and present examples from actual operations and why those methods were selected. It will highlight why some methods are superior to others. Finally, we will explore the potential pit falls in cost estimation that often occur and the opportunities that may ...

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(PDF) Open pit or block caving? A numerical ranking

In underground mining, block caving is the only method with the costs comparable to surface mining methods, especially open pit mining. A switch from open pit mining to

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A simplified economic filter for open-pit gold-silver ...

2000-3-7  OPERATING COSTS Total operating costs of open-pit, heap-leach operations are significantly larger than the total operating costs estimated in the original U.S. Bureau of Mines cost models (Camm, 1991). The original equation for the operating cost of the open-pit mine is: Mine operating cost / ton = 71 • C -0.414 (12)

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Bildplatshållare Mine cost drivers - Boliden

2016-10-18  Two main types of mines Open pit mining Roughly ten times lower in cost per ton compared to under ground mining Slope stability decide waste/ore ratio With low grades a high production rate is needed Big equipment for high volume production Under ground mining Under ground mines commonly have lower production rate Increased cost to infrastructure and

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BENCHMARKING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF

2011-11-2  The objective of the analysis is to provide a detailed inter-facility comparison of the cost per kilotonne mined and processed, split into costs per unit of energy and energy consumed per kilotonne for the following: Open-Pit Mining Nine mining operations will be compared – all operations, including the transport of ore to the crusher.

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Mining Costs - CAPEX vs. OPEX - UndervaluedEquity

Mining Costs – CAPEX vs. OPEX. Depending on the location of the project and the type and quantity of the minerals contained within the deposit, the mining costs can vary a lot between different mining projects. In general, underground mining is more expensive than open pit mining as with open pit mining the minerals are found near the surface ...

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Operating Costs, AISC Mining Data Online

Open Pit. Underground. Combined. Open Pit. Underground. Combined. Direct. Processing. Total. Asset Mine Project CurrencyCode Commodity Cash Costs Total Cash Costs AISC All-in Costs Currency Mining OP Mined UG Mined Blended Op/UG Mined OP Milled UG Milled Blended Op/UG Milled Direct Processing ... 60.58 /long ton..... USD. Copper; Zinc; 4,651 /t ...

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The mine planning process for an open-pit diamond

2013-8-7  mining cost depth escalation factor is currently US 1.6 cents per bench (bench height is 14 m). Processing costs The Letseng processing plants are also contractor-operated. Treatment costs comprise the contractor labour rates, power, spares, and consumables per ton. The mine planning process for an open-pit diamond mining operation

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Costs of Mining Methods

2017-4-4  The Wolverine Co., Houghton, Mich., reports tramming costs at 17.4c. per ton of ore, and the Wettlaufer-Lorain, Cobalt, Ont., 21c. per ton of ore.” Cost Breakdown of Tramming If a man shovels from a plat at the rate of 2½ tons an

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ESTIMATION OF CAPITAL COSTS FOR ESTABLISHING

2021-3-26  2.6. Mining cost indices 35 2.7. Capital intensity 36 2.8. Cost estimation in mining 38 2.9. Capital cost estimation in open pit mines 39 2.10. Concluding remarks 40 3. METHODOLOGY 42 3.1. Chapter overview 42 3.2. Brief description of the parametric cost estimation methodology 42 3.3. Data utilised 44 3.4. Cost estimation formulae 44 3.5.

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Making the grade: understanding exploration ... -

2017-3-24  As a rule of thumb, open pit mining can process ore for $10 per tonne and, where the ore grade is more than double that at $20 per tonne, results would be economic. Consider that 1% of a metric ...

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NPV risk simulation of an open pit gold mine project

2017-5-1  This paper analyzes an open pit gold mine project based on the O’Hara cost model. Hypothetical data is proposed based on different authors that have studied open pit gold projects, and variations are proposed according to the probability distributions associated to key variables affecting the NPV, like production level, ore grade, price of ore, and others, so as to see what

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The mine planning process for an open-pit diamond

2013-8-7  mining cost depth escalation factor is currently US 1.6 cents per bench (bench height is 14 m). Processing costs The Letseng processing plants are also contractor-operated. Treatment costs comprise the contractor labour rates, power, spares, and consumables per ton. The mine planning process for an open-pit diamond mining operation

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Operating Costs, AISC Mining Data Online

Open Pit. Underground. Combined. Open Pit. Underground. Combined. Direct. Processing. Total. Asset Mine Project CurrencyCode Commodity Cash Costs Total Cash Costs AISC All-in Costs Currency Mining OP Mined UG Mined Blended Op/UG Mined OP Milled UG Milled Blended Op/UG Milled Direct Processing ... 60.58 /long ton..... USD. Copper; Zinc; 4,651 /t ...

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ESTIMATION OF CAPITAL COSTS FOR ESTABLISHING

2021-3-26  2.6. Mining cost indices 35 2.7. Capital intensity 36 2.8. Cost estimation in mining 38 2.9. Capital cost estimation in open pit mines 39 2.10. Concluding remarks 40 3. METHODOLOGY 42 3.1. Chapter overview 42 3.2. Brief description of the parametric cost estimation methodology 42 3.3. Data utilised 44 3.4. Cost estimation formulae 44 3.5.

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Australia’s gold mines by production, grades and costs ...

2019-5-22  Scale, grades, processing costs, open pit vs underground. ... of mining higher grade ore at lower depths where the potential revenue generation is weighed up against the increased mining and processing costs. ... With the copper price hovering in the

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Low cost operating gold mine

2012-12-31  Mining - Unit Costs The cost per ton for the month of December was $0.81 per ton reflecting the short haul distance to the crusher. For 1999 and beyond, mining cost per ton is expected to be in the range of $0.85 to $0.90. The depth of the pit and

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Costmine - Industry Standard for Mining Cost Estimating

Mining Cost Service continues to be a useful reference on a wide range of topics for early stage mine planning through to ‘fill the gaps’ on more detailed studies. Mining Cost Service provides an independent source for information on equipment, quantities and cost for a significant number of mining methods and range of production rates ...

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Mining costs and prices of minerals - SlideShare

4- The updated O'Hara cost estimator4- The updated O'Hara cost estimator prepared byprepared by O’Hara and SuboleskiO’Hara and Suboleski (1992). They(1992). They • cover the costs associated with both open pit andcover the costs associated with both

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Major Mines Projects Cerro Verde Mine

Cerro Verde is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex that has been in operation since 1976. The available fleet consists of fifty 290-metric ton haul trucks and ninety-three 230-metric ton haul trucks (21 of which are currently on standby) loaded by thirteen electric shovels with bucket sizes ranging in size from 33 to 57 cubic meters and two hydraulic shovels with a bucket size of ...

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Lower costs with in-pit crushing and conveying - Canadian ...

2017-4-1  Here’s an example. Let’s consider a mining operation where 10 million cubic meters (in-situ) per year of material needs to be transported 3 km; thus a 6-km, 20-minute, return trip for trucks. This job might be achieved using two 350-ton excavators

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Surface mining planning and design of open pit mining

2016-1-9  9. open pit mining: funnel shaped hole in ground, with ramp spiraling down along sides, allows moderately deep ore to be reached. Initial mining for zinc at Franklin and Ogdensburg, New Jersey-USA. Photo I took at Bingham. 4 km in diameter 1 km

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