Selection of mining method based on orebody characteristics. This interactive tool is based on the Nicholas method, as modified by the Rock Mechanics Group of the University of British Columbia.
Notes on Mining Method Selection
UBC Mining Method Selection is a modified version of the Nicholas approach for selection of mining method based on orebody characteristice (refer Nicholas 1981). Selection involves summation and ranking of numerical values associated with orebody characteristics that reflect the suitability of a particular method. This interactive presentation of the selection process allows you to investigate the influence of orebody characteristics on the selection of appropriate mining methods.