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Neme M.B.,DEMIN EM UFOP | Curi A.,DEMIN EM UFOP | da Silva J.M.,DEMIN EM UFOP | Carneiro A.C.B.,DEMIN EM UFOP
Revista Escola de Minas | Year: 2011

Underground mine planning is an important element for achieving project realization in the current highly competitive scenario. This is due to the peculiarities of the underground mines, where it is difficult to obtain profound knowledge about the body and location of the underground excavations. Computer applicationsspatially visualize the ore body with its geological sections and mineral formation contours. This visual is in 3D that facilitates the allocation of major mine development services. Although such resources are available, their mining applications are generally developed for open pit mining methods, and is still incipient for underground mine-development methodologies. With the use of applications for mine development and planning, and the similarity of existing mines, it was possible to prepare the infrastructure project for a specific underground mine, and a 3D view of its underground openings. It was also possible to develop a methodology for drawing the galleries described. This paper deals with the selection of mining methods for a major simulated mineral deposit and describes breakthroughs of underground mine development design using a commercial mining application.


da Luz J.A.M.,DEMIN EM UFOP
Revista Escola de Minas | Year: 2011

This article displays a thickness comparison between an industrial scale campaign test and some bench scale tests for sedimentation and proposes correction factors for the classical dimensioning methods for the conventional thickeners. Brazilian iron ore processing has consolidated a substancial modification of the classical Kynch's method (under the Talmage & Fitch's graphical procedure). It involves the adoption of the mass concentration value corresponding to the height of the slurry/ supernatant interface after 24 hours of rest in a conventional graduated cylinder test, instead of that corresponding to the nominal underflow concentration in the industrial thickener. The tests indicate that the calculations for the solid-loading area need to be corrected by a multiplicative factor of 0.64 for slime thickeners and 1.3 for pellet feed thickeners.

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