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Peak copper

 · Chile''s Escondida, the world''s largest copper mine, provides a good example of how lowering the cut-off grade has diminished the quantity and quality of its reserves. Between 2005 and 2012, the mine''s reserves grew from 32 million tonnes contained copper to over 54Mt, well exceeding the 8Mt of copper produced.

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Reserves and Resources | Lundin Mining Corporation

The zinc Mineral Resources are estimates within geological volumes based at a nominal NSR cut-off of SEK 350/t (equivalent to 4.5% zinc) and a minimum mining width of 5 m. The copper Mineral Resource is estimated above a cut-off grade of 1.0% Cu. The zinc and copper Mineral Reserves are estimated above a site average NSR cut-off grade of SEK ...

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Cut Off Grade Calculation Optimization

 · Traditional Cutoff Grades in Open Pit Mining. Consider a hypothetical case study where an epithermal gold deposit will be mined by an open pit Table 1 gives the grade distribution of the material within the ultimate pit limits of this deposit. Table 2 gives assumed capacities and accepted costs to mine this deposit at 3000 tons/day milling rate.

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Cutoff grade optimization based on maximizing net present ...

 · In single-product and single-process mode, the optimum cut-off grade and the net present value of production are calculated for each year of the mine''s life. After validating the outputs of the model, the implementation of the computer model based on the data of Gol Gohar iron mine in a five-year plan was carried out.

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general copper ore cut off grade

The lowest cut-off grade for milling is 0.18% copper equivalent, for crushed leach 0.12% and for ROM leach 0.05%. In 2012 the Paracatu mine, operated by Kinross Gold Corporation in Brazil, treated around 58 million tonnes of ore at a grade of around 0.4grams

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What is cut-off grade? An introduction to overlooked yet ...

 · If cut-off grade is set too low, then there is overcapacity and equipment meant for a 40,000 tonne a day mine, is expensively underused at 20,000 tonnes a day. Moreover, mines are expected to last a certain number of years, to pay off their capital costs, and return capital to …

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Understanding Cut-Off Grade 4 (Tonnage, Grade, and Costs ...

 · Establishing a realistic cut-off cost will establish a realistic cut-off grade which will establish the tonnage and grade of the resources and reserves for the deposit or mine.

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Ivanhoe Mines announces a 50% increase in Indicated ...

Initial mine development is planned to begin at the Kakula Deposit in a flat, near-surface zone along the deposit''s axis that, at a 3% cut-off, is between 7.1 metres and 11.7 metres thick, with copper grades of between 8.11% and 10.35%.

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Determining the optimum cut-off grades in sulfide copper ...

Optimum cut-off grades determination in mining life affects production planning and ultimate pit limit and it is also important from social, economical and environmental aspects. Calculation of optimum cut-off grades has been less considered for

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Highland Copper Company, Copper Price, Mining, Michigan, USA

4) Cut-off grade of 1.0% copper was used, based on an underground "room and pillar" mining scenario. 5) Operating costs are based on a processing plant located at the Copperwood site. 6) Assuming a $3.00/lb Cu price, a sliding scale 3.0% NSR royalty on the Copperwood Project is …

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Effect of copper slag recovery on hydrometallurgical cut ...

 · Determining the hydrometallurgical cut-off grades specifies the destination of low grade materials and this is subjected to more benefits in mining. Copper production rate is considered as one of the fundamental issues in hydrometallurgical cut-off grades determination. Slags are remarked as one of the main sources of copper. It is not only regarded as a waste but also identified as another ...

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Higher Copper, Molybdenum Prices Boost Butte Metals Mine ...

 · Copper hit an all-time high of $4.86 per pound on May 10 and was at $4.21 Wednesday. Meanwhile, molybdenum, the mine''s other principal ore, has …

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Ero Copper intercepts 67.0 meters grading 9.21% copper ...

2  · NSI indicates no significant intercept, based on a three meter mining width and a cut-off grade of 0.18% copper for near-surface intervals and 0.51% for intervals below 200 meters down hole.

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OPTIMIZING THE CUT OFF GRADE IN SARCHESHMEH COPPER …

Lane Algorithm is used to determine optimum cut off grade for a mining operation. There may be three parts in each operation: mining, concentration and refining. In Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine the concentrate coming from the stock has the average grade in addition to the production rate and cost. Therefore, the grade distribution is affected

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Corriente Resources Inc. | Copper Assets | Deposits ...

The current block-model based, Inferred resource estimate, using at a 0.4% copper cut-off, is 600 million tonnes grading 0.59% copper, containing 7.7 billion pounds of copper. The next phase of drilling will attempt to expand the resources and convert the bulk of the Inferred resources to the Measured and Indicated categories.

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Some observations on copper yields and ore grades ...

 · That tendency will be reinforced where existing mines are expanding, as their increased throughput typically entails lowering cut-off grades: higher output is accompanied by lowered head grades. This is a general phenomenon of the mining industry rather than a specific characteristic of copper mining (McCarthy, 2011).

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Updated Resource Estimate Confirms Pebble East as One of ...

Cut-offs in the range of 0.60% CuEQ, are typically used for bulk underground mining operations at copper porphyry deposits located around the world. Appropriate cut-offs for the Pebble Project''s open pit and underground resources will be defined during the pre-feasibility study planned during 2008.

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Chapter 7 Energy Use in the Copper Industry

Pit Mines,"Engineering and Mining Journal, June 1987, pp. 76-80. 9See the discussion of comminutionin ch. 6. Table 7-3.—Effect of Varying Cut-off Gradea Cut-off gradeMillhead gradeTons milled Million Btu/ton cathode copper produced (% Cu) (% Cu) (x 10'') Mining Concentrating Refining Total 0.00 0.45 26.600 17.4 53.7 35.2 106.3

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

 · The Mineral Reserve estimate is based on a copper equivalent cut-off grade of 0.59% CuEq using the long term consensus price of $3.00/lb for copper and a gold price of $1,200/oz. Low grade stockpiles are shown to be economic at the 0.59% CuEq cut-off grade. Hence these stockpiles continue to be considered as a part of the Mineral Reserve inventory.

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2018 News | Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

What is cut-off grade? An introduction to overlooked yet critical ...

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Rio strikes gold near likely new copper mine in WA

 · The maiden inferred mineral resource at the 100 per cent Rio-owned Winu project, reported at a 0.2 per cent copper equivalent cut off, is 503 million tonnes at 0.45 per cent copper equivalent (CuEq).

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Great Deposits – Alaska''s Pebble Copper-Gold Deposit ...

 · In addition, Pebble''s 0.3% Copper Equivalent cut-off was always the lower end of the grade spectrum and many of the stakeholders knew that such a low grade mine would have presented an economic risk with a potential bankruptcy and subsequent legal wrangling leaving site at risk for environmental degradation. Hence the project was never able ...

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Overview | Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Mineral Reserves are reported at an NSR cut-off value of $8.95/t for Little Eva and Turkey Creek, $9.35/t for Bedford and Blackard, $10.32/t for Lady Clayre and Scanlan, and $11.44/t for Ivy Ann. Mineral Reserves are reported using copper and gold prices of $2.75/lb and $1,250/oz, respectively. Average process recoveries of 95% for copper ...

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Block of Copper – Official Minecraft Wiki

The block of copper is a decorative block that oxidizes over time, gaining a verdigris appearance. It can be crafted into a waxed version that does not oxidize. It can also be crafted back into nine copper ingots unless it is in a fully or partly oxidized state or has been crafted into the cut variant. 1 Obtaining 1.1 Breaking 1.2 Crafting 1.3 Stonecutting 1.4 Waxing 1.5 Scraping 1.6 Lightning ...

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Break Even Analysis

Cut-Off Grade (percentage per tonne) $ 33. $ 3. ($ 33 / $ 3 =) 11 pounds / tonne. ( (11 / 22) x 1% =) 0.50 percentage /tonne. Note: When the cost price per tonne can not be found in the mining company''s feasibility study, I kindly ask the mining company''s management to give me their best estimate. In order to be extra conservative in my ...

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Assessment of undergorund mining of Nussir copper deposit ...

The narrow steeply dipping strata bound sediment hosted copper deposit, Nussir, located in Kvalsund community, Finmark, Norway, have been subject to an assessment of underground mining. Resources classified as Indicated, within a 0,9%Cu cut-off limit have been identified as suitable for sublevel open stoping mining method, accessed by 590m long tunnel from fjord, a 2000m haulage tunnel in ...

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How copper''s mine-supply crunch is driving prices to ...

 · This, in turn, would suggest there is a growing appetite for copper raw materials. Talk of cuts could boosts prices On May 10, China''s Copper Smelting Purchasing Team (CSPT) - a group of 15 state-owned smelters - agreed to cut output by 300,000 tonnes.

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Optimal mill cut-off grade modeling in the mineral ...

 · Cut-off grade play a critical role in defining tonnages mined and processed, average grade of mill feed, cash flows, mine life time, and all major characteristics of a mineral deposit. Simply, the cut-off grade is the lowest grade at which material is considered ore and is processed to create a concentrated commodity product. Essentially, it asserts that the mill cut-off grade is a function of ...

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Copper Mining Cut Off

Copper Mining Cut Off Prompt : Caesar is a famous mining equipment manufacturer well-known both at home and abroad, major in producing stone crushing equipment, mineral separation equipment, limestone grinding equipment, etc.

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Cutoff grade

Cut-Off grade is the minimum grade required in order for a mineral or metal to be economically mined (or processed). Material found to be above this grade is considered to be ore, while material below this grade is considered to be waste.. The cut-off grade can be determined through a variety of methods, each of varying complexity.

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New bull chart for $30,000 copper price ...

 · Porphyries produce 80% of all copper but "the industry''s ability to increase its reserve base by lowering cut-off grades is nearing an end" says new study. New bull chart for $30,000 copper ...

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Cut-off grade estimation

Cut-Off grade is the minimum grade required in order for a mineral or metal to be economically mined (or processed). Material found to be above this grade is considered to be ore, while material below this grade is considered to be waste. Although in a variety of units can be used, the cut-off grade is …

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2020 News | Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

At a 1% cut-off, the current, combined Indicated Mineral Resources for the Kamoa-Kakula Project now totals 1.387 billion tonnes grading 2.74% copper, containing 83.7 billion pounds of copper. At the same 1% cut-off, Kamoa-Kakula''s combined Inferred Mineral Resources now total 339 million tonnes grading 1.68% copper, containing 12.5 billion ...

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Copper con | Kitco News

 · The report suggests the copper mining industry has gone as far as it can in lowering cut-off grades further, meaning it is no longer possible to add large amounts of reserves — especially given that porphyry deposits (from which 80% of global copper supply comes from) are typically low-grade, in the 0.3 to 0.4% Cu range.

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Minerals Inc.

2 Mineral reserves and resources are estimated using a minimum NSR cut-off of C$105 per tonne for waste filled mining areas and a minimum of C$116 per tonne for paste filled mining areas. 3 Metal prices of $1.10 per pound zinc, $1,500 per ounce gold, $3.10 per pound copper, and $18.00 per ounce silver with an exchange rate of 1.30 C$/US$ were ...

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OPTIMIZING THE CUT OFF GRADE IN SARCHESHMEH …

Lane Algorithm is used to determine optimum cut off grade for a mining operation. There may be three parts in each operation: mining, concentration and refining. In Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine the concentrate coming from the stock has the average grade in addition to the production rate and cost. Therefore, the grade distribution is affected

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Break-Even Analysis

 · This article about how to calculate the cut off grade is a great resource for investors in individual mining stocks. However, when you are investing in mining stocks through a Stock Based mineral ETFÂ I recommend you to read this article too.. For conducting a mining project''s break-even analysis you first need to know about the operational expenses (OPEX).

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Doré Copper Intersects 6.8 Meters at 3.67% Copper and 0.26 ...

With the successful 2021 drilling program to date, Doré Copper is increasing the Corner Bay drilling program from 16,500 meters to 30,000 meters. The Corporation has established the assay cut-off date at around mid-July to include hole CB-21-32W2 for an updated mineral resource estimate in early Q3.

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Running on MT

 · Chile''s Escondida, the world''s largest copper mine, provides a good example of how lowering the cut-off grade has diminished the quantity and quality of its reserves. Between 2005 and 2012, the mine''s reserves grew from 32 million tonnes contained copper to over 54Mt, well exceeding the 8Mt of copper produced.

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2018 News | Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

 · At a higher cut-off of 3% copper, Inferred Mineral Resources total 9 million tonnes at a grade of 3.66% copper, containing 0.7 billion pounds of copper. The average true thickness of the selective mineralized zone (SMZ) at a 1% copper cut-off is 10.1 metres in the Indicated Mineral Resources area and 6.7 metres in the Inferred Mineral Resources ...

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