Doctoral Dissertations


Discovery of an optimum selective mining unit for a high quality selective deposit


"In mining of selective orebodies the quality of the excavated product is directly related to the size of the selective mining unit. Selection of the proper size contributes not only in creation of proper quality of the product, by limiting of dilution of the product, but also allow for better utilization of the orebody through selective excavation. This research will deal with creation of methodology that will aid in selection of Selective Mining Unit through firstly creation of the model of the orebody of interest and subsequent optimization of the Selective Mining Unit size to improve recovery and eliminate dilution. The research is done using an example of a hard rock deposit; however the results can be applied to any selective orebody"--Abstract, page iii.


Mining Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mining Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006


xv, 130 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-129).

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)
Okanogan County (Wash.)


© 2006 Piotr Szmigiel, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Subject Headings

Marble industry and trade -- Washington (State)
Mathematical optimization -- Industrial applications
Linear programming -- Case studies
Mines and mineral resources -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County

Thesis Number

T 8844

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