Cave Mining – Today’s Challenges
First Presented:Cave Mining Forum - Workshop I
The industry perception is that sublevel caving is a "dirty mining method" (i.e. high dilution and low recovery). However, there were several successful sublevel cave mines executed in the past. The success of a sublevel cave mine is not by chance - they are engineered to perform. This talk will review some of the recent developments in SLC mining and poor design practices to avoid. Chris Page will share his lifelong experiences with block and sublevel caving mines and projects around the world.