mine development

mine development

[′mīn di‚vel·əp·mənt]
(mining engineering)
The operations involved in preparing a mine for ore extraction, including tunneling, sinking, crosscutting, drifting, and raising.
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The new Kensington mine plan includes driving a decline to the Jualin zone and new underground mine development. The plan incorporates a portion of Jualin's estimated inferred mineral resources, which Coeur expects to upgrade to measured and indicated resources and convert to reserves through a $9.1-million drilling program over the next two years.
As it aggressively advances its flagship Molo graphite project in southern Madagascar, Energizer Resources intends to further reinforce its operating and mine development capabilites.
The Toronto Stock Exchange contains the largest group of mining companies in the world and is the best source of equity capital for exploration and mine development.
Various cutting tests have been initiated since the start of 2015 that are expected to contribute to the development of different cutting technologies for application in rapid mine development and production machine concepts.
Infrastructure costs include underground mine development of A$11.7 million, road works of A$1.2 million and costs relating to site facilities and sterilisation drilling of A$0.7 million.
He has written numerous papers on the environmental impacts of mine development in Northern Ontario.
The total includes $30 million for mine development, infrastructure and exploration; $4.3 million for plant infrastructure, equipment and tailings; and $2.2 million for miscellaneous items.
The draining of a small lake is need from the Lynx project development as it is typical for the kimberlite pipes that have been mined at the Ekati diamond mine as well as open pit mine development with a short access road.
In June 1995, the manufacturer of mine development equipment systems consolidated with Drillex International Canada, Continuous Mining Systems (both of Sudbury), LHD Equipment (in North Bay), John Clark Inc.
The resource estimate was updated by Mine Development Associates, incorporating data from nearly 59,000 samples collected from 842 surface and underground drill holes totaling 231,326 m.
Towards mine development and/or regional exploration, AusAmerican will invest $5.5m and would offer option payments amounting to $3.5m on various major milestones.
The new company was created specifically to market and carry out mine development in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories along with developing a skill set base for Northerners.