A study of the synergy of new technology, business tools andinformation to optimize mine production control

S. D. Dessureault, M. Scoble, S. Dunbar

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Abstract

New technologies, sources of information, and business paradigms developed and perfected in other industries should enable mine optimization opportunities that were previously unfeasible. Surface mining opportunities include optimization of fragmentation, blending for comminution, and short term production planning. The key to the success of these opportunities is not the use of a single technology, business tool or bit of information, but the synergy from integrating all three. Data manipulation and analysis tools, and management mechanisms provide the 'glue' that is needed to gain the synergy from these technologies and information. These opportunities should enable mines to be more profitable and flexible with the ability to concentrate more on setting and achieving their strategic goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages6-32
Number of pages27
Volume15
No1
Specialist publicationInternational Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Advanced mining
  • Business tools
  • Flexibility
  • Optimization
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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