A copy of the presentation made by Minemax at SME 2018 is now available for download. You can also play the audio recording below.
“Practical Application of Schedule Optimization Technologies in Today’s Complex Surface Mine Environments”
Mine planners are increasingly charged with evaluating a number of downstream alternatives in order to inform the most appropriate operating strategy. Examples of these alternatives often include assessing dynamic options for pit backfill, leveraging the encapsulation of certain waste material types, accommodating limitations on land access, and fulfilling requirements for tailings dam material delivery. Each of these common surface mine situations presents a unique opportunity to leverage optimization to uncover value for the operation by incorporating these beyond-the-pit decisions at the same time the mining sequence decision is made.