Economic selection of surface mine haulage options

van Hest, D. and Knights, P. F. (2015) Economic selection of surface mine haulage options. MEA Journal of Research Project Review, 4 1: 67-72.

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Author van Hest, D.
Knights, P. F.
Title Economic selection of surface mine haulage options
Journal name MEA Journal of Research Project Review
ISSN 2203-529X
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 67
End page 72
Total pages 6
Place of publication Carlton, Australia
Publisher The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Collection year 2016
Formatted abstract
Bulk material haulage contributes signicantly to the operating cost of mining operations. This study introduces a new graph for determining economic haulage options for Australian surface mines. It is designed to be used during the conceptual and prefeasibility stages of projects to assess the most cost-effective haulage options for mines having a range of capacities of between 100 t and 1 Mt per day, and over a range of haulage distances of between 50 m and 100 km. over very short haulage distances (<200 m), dozer push operations offer the most economical alternative. As t-km limits are increased, the next most economic option is medium capacity front-end loaders, followed by small, medium and then large off-highway truck/shovel systems. Conveyor haulage is the cheapest option when large throughputs are required (>500 000 t/d), or as haulage distance becomes more signicant (>20 km).
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