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Mine Planning

Mine planning is a crucial aspect of the mining industry that ensures the safe and efficient extraction of minerals. At Burgex, our team of experienced mining engineers specializes in providing comprehensive mine planning services to our clients. We understand that every mine is unique and we take the time to understand our clients’ specific needs and goals.

After the site has been laid out, and the mine has been designed, the planning phase can begin. There are usually three phases to a mine plan: long range, mid-range, and short range. Long-range planning is typically done initially during the due diligence phase and is done just after the design has been completed. Long-range planning looks at the mine as a whole, and for the complete life of the mine. This is when an annual production profile is planned, in order to meet the current market needs. Long-range planning should be reviewed about every year to ensure enough reserves are present and the plan will adjust as necessary.

Mid-range planning typically refers to the next few years, three years is usually considered mid-range. This is when broad equipment scheduling takes place, new underground workings are established, uncovering (overburden removal) of new sections of the pit take place. Mid-range plans should be reviewed quarterly or bi-annually and adjusted as needed.

Short-range planning refers to the day-to-day operations and are usually planned 24-48 hours in advance. This is when detailed equipment scheduling, ore grade blending, equipment maintenance, and labor assignments are planned. Mine planning incorporates all that has been scoped during the design phase, and sometimes changes the design as part of the process. The primary objective that mine planning accomplishes is to establish a schedule for production and how the schedule will be executed. During this process, operating and sustaining capital costs are calculated, which are then incorporated in the financial valuation of the project.

At Burgex, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and expertise. We understand the importance of timely and accurate mine planning, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that their projects are completed on schedule and within budget. With our team of experienced mining engineers, you can trust that your mine will be planned to maximize efficiency, safety, and profitability.

Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve your mining goals.