Mining Methods Designs

Mining techniques have transformed dramatically since mining began thousands of years ago. Early mining techniques, such as the iconic pick, shovel and gold prospecting pans, gave way to increasingly sophisticated technology for extraction and separation of mineral resources. As technology has evolved, so too has the mining industry’s understanding of, and commitment to, sustainable development. That commitment involves an intense drive to improve the safety and health of workers, and lifting the economic and environmental performance of mining operations.
Mining methods are constantly changing and improving as mining companies forge new technologies to enhance rates of extraction and minimise impacts such as safety, health and environmental issues. There are numerous mining methods utilised around the world including surface mining (open pit, strip mining, open cut and quarrying), underground mining (conventional stoping methods, bord-and-pillar, long hole open stoping, block cave mining methods, and cut-and-fill).