The Dump is the Target—A Reversed Mine Plan

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Mine plans usually need to consider the tonnage that must be stored in the dumping area and the machine hours required to place material there as a constraint. The Department of Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics was involved in a project, in which the whole mine planning procedure had to start with the dump. To start with a dump, formulating the targets for the mine plan did require some adaptation of the standard mine planning procedure. After a proper set-up, the schedule was updated several times to optimize it. In total, six complete scenarios have been created where the dam could be built in the simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalBerg- und hüttenmännische Monatshefte : BHM
Issue number2
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Jan 2023


  • dump design
  • mine design
  • mine plan
  • scheduling

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