conventional mining

conventional mining

[kən′ven·chən·əl ′mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
The cycle which includes cutting the coal, drilling the shot holes, charging and shooting the holes, loading the broken coal, and installing roof support. Also known as cyclic mining.
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He pointed out that his ministry has exerted considerable efforts to organize and develop this important sector, where the strategy of this development is based on the transformation of conventional mining into structured mining through well-detailed plans.
Major development equipment has been arriving per this early start-up plan, allowing the Companys miners to move from conventional mining activities to mechanized development.
There are three types of backfill commonly used in conventional mining operations--cemented paste (CPB), hydraulic and dry tailings.
In many cases, the use of surface miners offers a more economical, eco-friendlier and safer alternative to conventional mining by drilling and blasting.
In press statements following the signing ceremony, the Director General of Geological Research Authority of Sudan Mohamed Abu Fatima said investments would be implemented at certain blocs after conducting the necessary studies, pointing that environmental and technical studies would be developed to treat the waste in the conventional mining sector.
But the timing is unfortunate, with commodity prices depressed and conventional mining finance hard to come by.
I can say this, that one is in the tech sector and will be huge and the other is in the more conventional mining sector and will just as big, full details will be disclosed shortly.
There is more bad news: the carbon footprint of steam-production methods is three times greater than that of conventional mining projects.
Nanodiamonds, which are byproducts of conventional mining and refining processes, are approximately five nanometers in diameter and are shaped like tiny soccer balls.
Far below the muskegs of western Cook Inlet, rich coal seams lurk deep below the ground--stranded far beyond the reach of conventional mining techniques.
Conventional mining can't remove 100 percent of the gold from surrounding minerals so some gets wasted.
He said provision of a mark-up subsidy at the rate of 100 per cent on the prevailing mark-up rate for the installation of wire saw cutting machines in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan to prevent un-scientific and explosive based conventional mining.

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