Selection of the Mining Method based on Orebody Characteristics
Each orebody is unique - Its characteristics influence the mining cost and the economics of a future mining operation. What is going to be? Open Pit or Underground Mining?  And what would be the mining method of choice? Expensive that necessitates backfill or a cheap bulk mining method? Find out the answer by using this estimator.  
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Note:  The next step would be the assessing of the economics of a future mining operation by taking into consideration a host of other parameters (including strip ratio) and only then one would be able to ascertain the mining method of choice for the orebody. 
 
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