Averaging of operating stripping ratio to provide the rationale of mining process routes at deep open pits

D. G. Kholodnyakov

The article presents the results of research into opportunities and method of averaging the stripping ratio for any surface mining process routes at deep open pits. The author proposes a classification of schedules for minimal overburden removal volumes in terms of their averaging opportunities.

Key words: mining process routes, stripping ratio, pit wall and pit deepening, deposit eccentricity, averaging, overburden removal schedule

Mining Industry Journal №4 (116) 2014, p.90