APPLICATION OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN OPEN PIT MINE PLANNING AND A CASE STUDY IN SINQUYEN COPPER DEPOSIT, VIETNAM


https://doi.org/10.17073/2500-0632-2016-3-22-27

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Abstract

Operations research has been applied to open pit mine planning since 1960s. This approach has proved its ability in optimising mine planning problems, including long-term and shortterm production scheduling, ultimate pit limit, mine design and mining equipment dispatching. In this paper, we review the history and methodology of applying operations research in long-term production scheduling and a case study in Sin Quyen copper deposit, Vietnam.

About the Authors

N. L. Mai
Curtin University of Technology
Australia
Mai Ngoc Luan - PhD Candidate, Western Australian School of Mines


E. Topal
Curtin University of Technology
Australia
Topal Erkan - Western Australian School of Mines


O. Erten
Curtin University of Technology
Austria
Erten Oktay - Western Australian School of Mines


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For citation: Mai N., Topal E., Erten O. APPLICATION OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN OPEN PIT MINE PLANNING AND A CASE STUDY IN SINQUYEN COPPER DEPOSIT, VIETNAM. Gornye nauki i tekhnologii = Mining Science and Technology (Russia). 2016;(3):22-28. https://doi.org/10.17073/2500-0632-2016-3-22-27

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