Inside Block Caving: Deep Mining Method of the Future?

An article by Professor Fidelis Sourineni from Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences was published in the Mine Magazine and Mining technology platform.

Prof. Sourineni explains about the use and potential of the block caving method, a mining system which involves undermining an ore body and then allowing it to collapse under its own weight, a process that opens access to deeper deposits. Block caving has emerged as a cost-effective method of mining large, low-grade mineral deposits.

Full article:
  1. Mining Technology
  2. The Mine magazine