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Simplified cost models for prefeasibility mineral evaluations.
Min Eng 1994 Jun; 46(6):559-562
In this US Bureau of Mines report, mine and mill cost models are presented to make estimates of the cost to develop mineral deposits in the desert region of the southwest United States. Regression analysis was used to generate capital and operating cost equations for each model based on daily production capacity. These models are used for Potential Supply Analysis (PSA) studies by the Bureau, which analyzes the economic benefits of minerals in a region.
Mineral-processing; Mining-industry; Engineering; Underground-mining; Milling-industry
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