publication . Article . 2017

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

Jacobs, J.; Webber-Youngman, R.C.W.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2017 Journal: Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, volume 117, pages 636-648 (eissn: 2411-9717, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Abstract
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...
Subjects
free text keywords: modernization, new technologies in mining, innovation in mining, technology map, mining cycle, mine life-cycle, mining R& D, Mining engineering, Young professional, Engineering, business.industry, business, Modernization theory
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publication . Article . 2017

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

Jacobs, J.; Webber-Youngman, R.C.W.;