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MNTC 414 Underground Mine Planning

MNTC 414  Underground Mine Planning  Units: 4.00  

The objective of mine planning is to produce a plan for the extraction of a mineral resource that can be executed safely and for a profit. In this course students will demonstrate that the practice of mine planning varies along a spectrum from long range planning through to short term planning with the distinguishing factor being the required level of detail in the mine plan. In the context of long term planning, students will study underground mine design principles such as mining method selection, mine design methodology, mine scheduling and mineral reserves. A progression towards short term planning will lead to the exploration of topics including underground drill and blast design, ground support requirements, ventilation, backfill and reconciliation. Modern mine planning practices involve the application of technology to facilitate mine design, optimization and scheduling. These techniques will be discussed and some of the tools being used in the mining industry will be used in this course. Available Online.

Requirements: Prerequisite: MNTC 305, MNTC 307, MNTC 311, MNTC 314. Must be registered in the BTECH or BASC program, or the Undergraduate Certificate in Mining Technologies, or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci