publication . Article . 2017

A technology map to facilitate the process of mine modernization throughout the mining cycle

Jacobs, J.; Webber-Youngman, R.C.W.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
It is vital for organizations and individual operations to have access to a platform with technology-related information to consider for further research and development. This paper presents a technology map that was created with the purpose of facilitating mine modernization through technological advancement throughout the mining lifecycle/cycle. To achieve this, a platform was created to represent the mining life-cycle that incorporates each of the mining phases, i.e. exploration, project evaluation, mine design, operations, closure, and post-closure phases. The constituent value drivers for each phase were then investigated and included. These covered the var...
free text keywords: modernization, mining R& D, innovation in mining, new technologies in mining, mining cycle, technology map, mine life-cycle
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