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Estimating Direct Costs of Development in a Block Caving Mine.
NTIS: PB 242 749 :109 pages
This Bureau of Mines report describes the unit cost procedure for estimating direct development costs within a cave block in an undercut block caving mine. Costs of supervision, labor, equipment, and supplies are combined to build a unit cost for each type and size of mine development opening in the block. These costs are then combined to estimate the direct cost for developing a ton of ore. Operating data from several domestic metal mines are combined with a hypothetical mining system to illustrate the costing procedure.
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NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 242 749
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division