A stochastic mathematical model for determination of transition time in the non-simultaneous case of surface and underground mining

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Bakhtavar, E.; Abdollahisharif, J.; Aminzadeh, A.;
  • Publisher: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Subject: stochastic programming | combined mining | non-simultaneous | transition time

This research introduces a stochastic mathematical model that uses open pit long-term production planning on an integrated open pit and underground block model to determine the optimal time for transition from open pit to underground mining. In the model, ore grade is c... View more
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