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Mining Construction Mega Projects

Hello All,

I thought it would be worthwhile to have a post that speaks to Mining Construction Mega Projects.  The top 20 mining companies are postured to spend $60B/year on greenfield projects as well as brownfield expansions.  I wasn't able to find any other posts on the topic, therefore would like to ask the community; why do you think 4 out of 5 Mining Construction Mega Projects come in late and over budget by 50%?

Thanks,

Jason

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BULK EMULSION IN UNDERGROUND MINING

Hi people around the world

I hope you and your family are safe.

I am working in a research about the application of bulk emulsion in underground mining, I read a lot of information about it and I hope you can help me with your opinions about its application in different mining methods and two question which are : 

What is the three best adavantages of this explosive ?

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What is the best advance per blast that you obtained from its…

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Approach to Estimating Shaft Costs

Hi Everyone...I posted this in the Shaft Sinking Group but thought it might get a lot more exposure and potential input here.

I work for a group that conducts mine cost estimating and we would like to begin updating an article that we publish regarding the costs to sink shafts. Currently, we provide pre-feasibility level estimated costs for a number of diameters (or rectangular dimensions) based on low, medium and hard Uniaxial Compressive Strengths. …

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Trolley Feasibility

Hello all,

Just signed up with the group and kudos to Harald for setting this up.

Interested to see if any group members have experience with operating or the technical evaluation of trolley assisted haulage. I am interested in evaluating the technology for our project, but relevant experience seems hard to find.

Looking forward to your replies

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Green Hydrogen

 

7866673870?profile=RESIZE_400x Miners see green hydrogen as a pillar of decarbonization plus a new business stream.

"We have the ambition to use hydrogen to support our decarbonization efforts, and to develop a global scale green hydrogen business to help meet targets and to become a leading energy company" BETHWYN COWCHER, Manager, Energy and Power Strategy, Fortescue.

In the latest issue of Energy…

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The past five years have seen the re-emergence of coal mine dust pneumoconiosis commonly known as black lung disease in mine workers in Queensland. Although, coal mining industry assumed that the disease was completed eradicated in the last half century, evidence has shown that the number of positively identified cases could even be more than what has been reported. So what exactly went wrong? Who can be held accountable and has to take responsibility for the increase in black lung disease…

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Autonomous Haulage - Business Case

Results indicate that cut-offs for the application are presently in excess of 12 Mtpa of total earthmoving. All of the current implementations of an AHS are based in mines that exceed this amount of total material moved.
Truck count cut-off thresholds vary by payload capacity, but a minimum of six to eight trucks is generally required. In its present form, an AHS is therefore not likely to be applicable to all surface mines as scale is a key factor.

 

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The mining boom and political risk

VANCOUVER: After a nine-year lull, investors are fast-taking notice of the once-neglected precious-metals sector. Gold was among 2019’s best-performing asset classes and it was only days into the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic before the metal regained its USD 1,700/oz footing from a low of $1,471.

On 21 April, Bank of America predicted a gold price of $3,000 per ounce within 18 months suggesting that AU could continue to outperform even if the Covid bear-market continues. In line…

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I appreciate the way Emmanuel explains exactly what is the difference between geostatistics and machine learning in a way that is applicable to mining. In particular, this section lays out how the two will come together to be essential for the future of mining.
 

“Recent advances in cloud computing may be allowing geostatistics to crunch more data, faster, but its merging with machine learning techniques that will continue to be the most exciting development in the…

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