Practical mine design
At Cube, we are experienced in both open pit and underground mine design.
For open pit design, once an optimal pit has been selected, pit designs are required prior to strategic scheduling. Based on the results of the optimisation phase of the study, the Cube mining engineer will create the required pit designs taking into account known geotechnical factors, appropriate strip ratios and pit staging. This process is iterative with the strategic scheduling of the project to ensure that staging is incorporated into practical pit designs. We liaise with geotechnical experts for review and feedback prior to finalising the designs.
For underground mine design, we can produce conceptual designs through to final designs of development and stoping, working collaboratively with the client to select the mining method best suited to the orebody.
In close consultation with our clients and other technical experts, we will complete waste dump, stockpile and ROM pad designs together with haul roads showing access from the pit or portal exits to the various material destinations. This will include any other infrastructure location designs, which becomes an important input to tactical scheduling.