Feasibility Study of Aynak Copper Deposit-Production Planning

Mohammadajan BARYAL

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Feasibility study grants a specific technical, environmental and financial base for an investment decision process. This study presents long-term production planning of the Aynak Central Copper Deposit (ACCP), located in Logar, Afghanistan. This research was conducted with MineSight software and utilized the logging database provided by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), Afghanistan. Moreover, the Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) method was used for resource estimation and Lerchs Grossman (LG) technic was applied for pit optimization. The analysis shows that ACCP has huge quantity of sulphide and oxidized copper with a high copper grade. In addition, ACCP is technically feasible and economically viable and will be mined by open-pit mining method.
Translated title of the contributionFeasibility Study of Aynak Copper Deposit-Production Planning
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Moser, Peter, Supervisor (internal)
Award date23 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Feasibility Study
  • Aynak Copper Deposit-Production Planning

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