Open Pit Mine Planning

DatesFebruary 11-12 2013
CityPerth, WA, Australia
Contact NameShannon Aitken
Local Phone+61 8 9211 8674
Fax+61 8 9322 2576
Main BodyThis 2-day course presents basic open pit planning considerations, including technical design and optimisation
to scheduling concepts. The course commences with the fundamentals of open pit mine design, leading into a
detailed examination of current industry practices to maximise safe economic return. You will learn about the
open pit mine planning process in theory and practice, so that you can apply this knowledge to plan new
operations or plan and analyse existing mines.
You will learn about:
• The mine planning process, from optimisation to scheduling and the challenge of optimising mine schedules
• Practical advice on open pit mine design
• Open pit optimisation - Lerchs-Grossman optimisation software and its use
• Slope stability for mines and dumps – geotechnical, hydrogeology and hydrology issues
• Practical and theoretical open pit design – including ramp replacement and design
FeesSpecial Discount Offers:
A 10% discount is offered to members of the professional associations listed on the registration form.
PLUS A 5% discount is offered if 2 or more delegates, from the same company, register on a course, or if 1 delegate books on more
than one course.
PLUS A 5% discount is offered if paying by credit card
The course fee includes a comprehensive course reference manual, refreshments and lunch.
For more information on Snowden’s Training and Mentoring programmes, please contact:
Diana Titren, Training Division Manager Tel: +61 8 9211 8670 Email
Please complete the following form and either fax it or email it to Shannon Aitken, Training Coordinator
Fax +61 8 9322 2576 Email
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OrganizerSnowden Mining Industry Consultants
Address87 Colin Street, West Perth, Perth, Australia 6005
Phone+61 8 9211 8670
Fax+61 8 9322 2576