Title: Application of mine planning software to resources estimation of the lava lignite deposit in Servia, Greece
Authors: I. Kapageridis; A. Apostolikas; E. Koundourellis
Addresses: Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Koila, 50100, Kozani, Greece ' LARCO GMMSA, 27 Fragkokklisias Street, Maroussi 15125, Athens, Greece ' LARCO GMMSA, 27 Fragkokklisias Street, Maroussi 15125, Athens, Greece
Abstract: The use of mine planning software in the evaluation and estimation of mineral resources and reserves is well established nowadays in the mining industry for the design and scheduling of surface mines and it is a requirement for the reporting of mineral resources according to international reporting codes. This paper describes the application of mine planning software in the estimation and modelling procedures of the operational lignite mine of LARCO GMMSA at the Lava deposit in Servia, Kozani. All stages of exploration data analysis, geological modelling, grade estimation, resources reporting, mine design and optimisation of the mining operations are explained. Data integration, advanced 3D graphics and specialised modelling algorithms all within a user-friendly environment contribute to the successful implementation of mining industry accepted procedures to the effective planning and estimation of the surface lignite mine.
Keywords: mine planning; mineral resources estimation; lignite mining; Greece.
International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 2019 Vol.10 No.2/3/4, pp.158 - 176
Received: 07 Jan 2019
Accepted: 08 Aug 2019
Published online: 10 Jan 2020 *