This course is for anyone concerned with block caving operations.
It provides a general introduction to a mining method that is becoming increasing popular as we are forced to mine more and more massive, low-grade deposits. The course covers advantages and disadvantages, basic elements of block caving, design issues, the undercut level, the extraction level, haulage and ventilation, safety issues, and economic issues.
Block caving is of growing interest to companies engaged in the exploitation of massive low grade ore deposits, because of its low cost and higher degree of mechanization for improved safety and greater production rates.
The course comprises 13 learning sessions, each of 15 - 30 minutes duration and supported by numerous figures, examples and video clips, plus seven interactive reviews that confirm the viewer's achievement of learning objectives. The total duration of the course is approximately five hours.