The Block Cave Mining Method
Block caving is a large-scale underground mining method applicable to the extraction of low-grade, massive ore bodies. With the amount of literature available on block caving this report identifies the need to provide a simple understanding of the process. Understanding a production process of a block cave mine is an important aspect before getting involved with technical aspects of the mine. This report attempts to give an introduction into the production process of a block cave mine and also an understanding about block caving.
The document has been split into four chapters,
Chapter One gives a basic understanding of the method and highlights the considerations that have to be made before the implementation of a block cave mine.
Chapter Two gives an introduction into the production process involved in a