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Present-day problems of geomechanics, mining practice and innovation technologies in mining engineering

The method of contact zone ore-waste rock optimum development

V. V. Kvitka1
S. I. Fomin2
P. B. Kava3
  • 1 — MekhanobrʼCo
  • 2 — National Mineral Resources University (University of Mines)
  • 3 — National Mineral Resources University (University of Mines)
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The equation  to calculate economic damage from losses and dilution  of minerals is given  in dynamic type. The optimum height of immixed rocks triangle on minimum economic damage from losses and dilution criterion is determined. The equation for determination of the optimum safety berm width when forming the final edge of an open pit is presented.

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