Modern mineral and overburden rock transportation systems

A.A. Tverdov, A.V. Zhura, S.B. Nikishichev

The article presents the analysis of the transport component share in mineral production costs of mines, and factors having the greatest effect on the selection of a transportation system. The advantages and shortcomings are discussed of four kinds of mine transport at open pits: railway, conveyor (incl. two types of cable-belt conveyors), rubber-tired and aerial ropeway transport. Preliminary estimates of economics of the analyzed kinds of transport and their comparative analysis are provided.

№2 (102) 2012

Mining Industry Journal №2 2012, p.96