Authors: Butcher, RJ; Fallon, M


DOI https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1108_29_Butcher

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Butcher, RJ & Fallon, M 2011, 'Block caving strategic risks', in Y Potvin (ed.), Strategic versus Tactical 2011: Proceedings of the Fourth International Seminar on Strategic versus Tactical Approaches in Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 359-366, https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1108_29_Butcher

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Abstract:
Over the last 20 years many companies have investigated the use of block caving to extract low grade orebodies at depth. Despite the interest in these projects, few companies actually embark on the implementation of large scale caving due to the risk profiles. This paper discusses the strategic risks that must be taken into account before a company decides to use block caving.

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