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    Open-pit, open-cast or open cut mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or occurs as veins in hard rock—underground mining methods are used to extract the valued material. An open-pit copper mine in Chuquicamata.

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    Jun 8, 2010 Some of the world's largest open-pit copper mining operations are heading underground with ambitious block cave production plans. By Steve 

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    Open pit mining -- or strip mining -- is an extraction process for ore or fossil fuels Compared with underground mining, surface mining is much more efficient.

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    Sep 9, 2015 We examine the largest open pit mines the mining world has to offer open-pit and underground operations, producing gold, copper and silver 

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    Jan 8, 2008 often have a smaller footprint than an open pit of comparable also notes that underground iron ore mines leave a Copper Mines followed with Nchanga in 1983, and then it . Knights says will involve continuous versus.

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    Aug 23, 2013 Juan Carlos Guajardo, head of the Centre for Copper and Mining Studies The main advantage of underground mining compared to open pit 

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  • Lundin Mining Corporation - Candelaria Mining Complex, Chile

    Candelaria consists of an open pit mine and an underground mine providing copper ore to an on-site concentrator with a capacity of 75,000 tonnes per day.

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  • Digging Deeper: Mining Methods Explained – Anglo American

    Nov 22, 2016 Underground mining has a lower ground footprint than open pit mining. different types of underground mining for coal, diamonds and copper.

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    Sep 27, 2013 The underground development project is estimated to cost more than Escondida copper mining operation consists of two open-pit mines, 

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    The website of one of the largest gold miners, Newmont, does an excellent of the mining process, and also gives information on gold, silver and copper. for example exploration, or open pit mining or underground mining, I would Underground mine - The opposed and more expensive type versus an open pit mine.

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    2. Mining Methods. Illustration thumbnail depicting copper mining methods Left: Open Pit Mining. Right: Underground Mining. In each of these mining methods, 

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  • Copper Mining Outlook and XRF - Thermo Fisher Scientific

    May 10, 2017 Copper mining usually employs open pit mining techniques although there are also underground copper mining operations. Individual copper 

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    Hence, this method grew rapidly and the majority of iron, copper, and . shallow open pits or in the development of high-grade underground mines in place of 

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  • The next age of mining? - Australian Mining

    Mar 21, 2014 Are we entering the last age of the open cut mine? copper production, however Rio forecast that by 2025 underground operations would producers such as Chile and Australia, where massive open cut pits are the norm.

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