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MINE 341 Open Pit Mining

MINE 341  Open Pit Mining  Units: 4.50  

This course presents technologies and techniques employed in open pit mining with a focus on strategic and operations planning considerations. Topics of study include: pit design, application of algorithms for economic pit limit analysis, equipment selection, production scheduling, material control and reconciliation, remote sensing and geomatics applications, mine waste management, emerging trends in open pit mining, and mine safety. Regulatory controls and best practices in design are stressed for all stages of the mine life cycle. Environmental impacts of design decisions and mitigating strategies are explored. The use of software at various stages of the design and planning process is introduced and a strategic design project completed using commercial software applications.
(Lec: 3, Lab: 0, Tut: 1.5)

Requirements: Prerequisites: APSC 221 and MINE 201, or permission of instructor Corequisites: Exclusions:   
Offering Term: W  
CEAB Units:    
Mathematics 14  
Natural Sciences 0  
Complementary Studies 0  
Engineering Science 14  
Engineering Design 26  
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci