Mar 03, 2024
MINE 616 - Underground Mine Design (2 units)
Design of underground mining operations including selection of mining methods. Lab uses integrated mine design software for layout and drawing of concept covered in lecture.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 1
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply underground mining methods and equipment in more detail. Articulate the requirement of the primary and secondary development, and the drill, blast, muck cycle, and mechanical excavation methods and equipment.
2. communicate the applicability of the mining methods relative to the shape, size and characteristics of the orebody and the design process needed to arrive at a workable layout for access, ventilation and rock handling.
3. demonstrate comprehension of layout of the primary and secondary development and stoping/pillar recovery. Provide both 3D and 2D-plan, longitudinal and cross sectional views of the mine and the stoping method.
4. apply methodology and carry out a cost and production estimate for one development and one ideal stope.
5. use computer aided mine design software to facilitate the design of an underground mining operation.
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