Planning of mining operations in the quality management mode based on geoinformation modeling

Authors: Yakovlev A.M.

Deterioration of geological conditions of mineral mining and the tightened requirements imposed on the content of useful and harmful components and on the mineral product requires modern approaches to mining with the use of the latest methods of geoinformation modeling with minimal financial and time costs. The article presents a method of quality-based geometrization of titanomagnetite ore deposit using geoinformation support provided by mining and geological information systems (GGIS) to identify technological types of minerals in order to increase the efficiency of extraction of valuable components. It is proposed to appraise an ore body inside the closed boundaries of underground excavations and certified blocks. For this purpose, the frame models of ore bodies are constructed on the basis of digitized sections of horizon-oriented plans, longitudinal and transverse sections, as well as roof and floor plans. The algorithm of detecting promising areas for application of pretreatment quality control is presented as a case-study of variability of titanomagnetite ore quality. The proposed methodology is intended for automated planning of mining operations in the quality management mode with regard to statistical and economic criteria toward efficient subsoil use.

Keywords: geometrization, geological databases, geoinformation modeling, titanomagnetite ores, mineral quality, block modeling, mining planning, separate mining and ore blending.
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Yakovlev A. M. Planning of mining operations in the quality management mode based on geoinformation modeling. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(5—1):258—268. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_51_0_258.


The article is based on the R&D project implemented within the framework of the Basic Research Program of the Governmental Academies of Sciences, Topic 1: Methods to Take into Account Transient Processes in Mining Deep-Seated Mineral Deposits of Complex Structure, No. 0405-2019-0005.

Issue number: 5
Year: 2021
Page number: 258-268
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.341:658.562.64:519.72
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_51_0_258
Article receipt date: 15.12.2020
Date of review receipt: 18.02.2021
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.04.2021
About authors:

Yakovlev A. M., researcher, Quality management sector, Institute of Mining of Ural branch of RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia,

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