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Importance of coarse-ore stockpile design in mining mega-projects

It was surprising for me when I recently received news that in yet another world-class mining project, or mega-project, the percentage of time of plant utilization (run-time) achieved is much lower than the plant availability. To appreciate the importance of … Continue reading

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Storage Capacity Required in a Bin, Silo, or Stockpile

  When developing the functional design for a bin, silo or stockpile, the required live (i.e., useable) storage capacity is essential. We often find that the design criteria define the capacity without clarifying if it indicates total capacity or live … Continue reading

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