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Open pit vs underground

Started this discussion. Last reply by Antipas Massawe Jul 17, 2014. 7 Replies

Hi all,does anyone know of good studies that compare underground vs open pit mining with regard to costs, efficiency, profitability, trends etcRaf Custers,Researcher @Gresea, BrusselsContinue

 

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Christina Miller favorited Custers's blog post Circular Economy : a Public Public Partnership
Jun 8, 2015
A blog post by Custers was featured

Circular Economy : a Public Public Partnership

Raf Custers, journalist, researcher and raw materials specialist at Gresea.be in Brussels, published Grondstoffenjagers (EPO, Antwerp 2013 - French translation: Chasseurs de matières premières / Hunters of raw materials). A new book on ‘raw materials democracy’ in South America will be out this autumn.Shortly after publishing Grondstoffenjagers (Hunters of Raw Materials) early in 2013, I started to prepare for a study trip to South America, to check the outcomes of Grondstoffenjagers.In this…See More
Jun 7, 2015
Custers posted a blog post

Circular Economy : a Public Public Partnership

Raf Custers, journalist, researcher and raw materials specialist at Gresea.be in Brussels, published Grondstoffenjagers (EPO, Antwerp 2013 - French translation: Chasseurs de matières premières / Hunters of raw materials). A new book on ‘raw materials democracy’ in South America will be out this autumn.Shortly after publishing Grondstoffenjagers (Hunters of Raw Materials) early in 2013, I started to prepare for a study trip to South America, to check the outcomes of Grondstoffenjagers.In this…See More
Jun 2, 2015
Antipas Massawe replied to Custers's discussion 'Open pit vs underground'
"Open bit could also be a lot more expensive than underground mining method if take into consideration parameters such as location of ore body relative to the surface, the thickness of ore-body and its angle of dip plus competence of host-rocks.…"
Jul 17, 2014
Jean-Daniel Nieminen replied to Custers's discussion 'Open pit vs underground'
"For the traitement and processing the ore it's the same from open to underground. The difference it's in the extrating cost.  Both use explosive, trucks and a lot of similar cost but underground have to manage ventilation (can…"
Jul 17, 2014
Antipas Massawe replied to Custers's discussion 'Open pit vs underground'
"I also don’t think it would be easy to mobilize data on mine profits, and therefore further suggest that for enabling the quantitative choice of mine method (open pit or underground), the empirical of overall unit mine cost ($/T) fit on the…"
May 10, 2014
Norman Jabulani Mukwakwami replied to Custers's discussion 'Open pit vs underground'
"Profound!"
May 10, 2014
Antipas Massawe replied to Custers's discussion 'Open pit vs underground'
"I dwell on the category and haven’t come across one which compared costs, efficiency, profitability, trends etc with consideration of the important mine variables that could determine (angle of dip, ore-body thickness, ore-body hardness, host…"
May 9, 2014
Jodi Liss replied to Custers's discussion 'Open pit vs underground'
"The companies or industry publications would have this.  Maybe the mining schools (such as Colorado or South Africa etc),  or the ICMM could guide you. Some of the information will not be included since underground mining also has external…"
May 9, 2014
Norman Jabulani Mukwakwami replied to Custers's discussion 'Open pit vs underground'
"Hie, Would this be a generalized comparison, or a case study comparison looking at same mineral being mined at a similar magnitude in both open pit and underground mining.  Generally, open pits are cheaper and quicker to develop, highly…"
May 7, 2014
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Open pit vs underground

Hi all,does anyone know of good studies that compare underground vs open pit mining with regard to costs, efficiency, profitability, trends etcRaf Custers,Researcher @Gresea, BrusselsSee More
Mar 18, 2014
Rachel Etter-Phoya favorited Custers's blog post EI - special Issue of Community Development Journal
Sep 3, 2013
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Aug 31, 2013
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New Book - Grondstoffenjagers (in Dutch) - Feb 2013

My book is out !The result of five years research, field work and analysis (both @IPISresearch.be in Antwerp and @GRESEA.be in Brussels).Written in Dutch, but already lots of demands to have a French translation. GrondstoffenjagersEPO, Antwerp, Feb 2013, 269p Mining and Development Cases of phosphate in Morocco, from cotton to gold in Mali, enclaves in DRCongo, Mittal in Liberia, the contract renegociation wave in Africa, electricity (BHP Billiton) in South Africa, lithium in Bolivia, majors in…See More
Feb 25, 2013
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New Book - Grondstoffenjagers (in Dutch) - Feb 2013

My book is out !The result of five years research, field work and analysis (both @IPISresearch.be in Antwerp and @GRESEA.be in Brussels).Written in Dutch, but already lots of demands to have a French translation. GrondstoffenjagersEPO, Antwerp, Feb 2013, 269p Mining and Development Cases of phosphate in Morocco, from cotton to gold in Mali, enclaves in DRCongo, Mittal in Liberia, the contract renegociation wave in Africa, electricity (BHP Billiton) in South Africa, lithium in Bolivia, majors in…See More
Feb 20, 2013
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The Resource Curse? Mineral Rents and the Financing of Social Policy at D19, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

December 6, 2012 from 12:30pm to 2pm
UNRISD Seminar SeriesKey questionsIs the use of mineral revenues to fund social policy a viable strategy for promoting inclusive development in poor, resource-rich countries?How can mineral-rich countries best combine economic and social policies in their development strategies?What can the international community do to support development processes in mineral-rich countries?See More
Nov 26, 2012

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GRSEA
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Website
http://www.gresea.be
Job Title
Mining & Development Researcher
About My Work
Extractive industries mechanisms, actors, role in development, models and alternatives.
GRESEA (2010-...), IPIS (2007-2010), Journalist (1984-2007)
Areas of interest
gold, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, social accountability, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Circular Economy : a Public Public Partnership

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 13:11 0 Comments

Raf Custers, journalist, researcher and raw materials specialist at Gresea.be in Brussels, published Grondstoffenjagers (EPO, Antwerp 2013 - French translation: Chasseurs de matières premières / Hunters of raw materials). A new book on ‘raw materials democracy’ in South America will be out this autumn.

Shortly after publishing Grondstoffenjagers (Hunters of Raw Materials) early in 2013, I started to prepare for a study trip to South America, to check the outcomes of…

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EI - special Issue of Community Development Journal

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 16:45 0 Comments

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Special Issue: Extractive Industries

Volume 48 Issue 3 July 2013

Free access until Sept 30

http://cdj.oxfordjournals.org/content/current

New Film : Katanga and (un-)sustainable mining / New Research Project

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 16:37 0 Comments

[New film]

Hi, presented my new documentary film on Aug 22 in Brussels

Avec le Vent, 36', French, produced by Gresea.be

/ New research project /

Left Belgium on Aug 28 for Rio de Janeiro

and will be doing research in Brazil and neighbouring countries for the next year

More on …

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New Book - Grondstoffenjagers (in Dutch) - Feb 2013

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 13:12 0 Comments

My book is out !

The result of five years research, field work and analysis (both @IPISresearch.be in Antwerp and @GRESEA.be in Brussels).

Written in Dutch, but already lots of demands to have a French translation.



Grondstoffenjagers

EPO, Antwerp, Feb 2013, 269p

Mining and Development

Cases of phosphate in Morocco, from cotton to gold in Mali, enclaves in DRCongo, Mittal in Liberia, the contract renegociation wave in Africa,…

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