Surface Mining Methods

Surface Mining has traditionally been seen as Truck and Shovel operations. Today, the use of Continuous Surface Mining equipment is becoming more acknowledged as an alternative to traditional methods of surface mining. To give you some idea of the process UEA has broken it down so that you are able to understand some of the basic principles, processes and procedures as well as software requirements.

UEA also recommends reviewing the plant & equipment section in conjunction with this section to gain a better understanding of surface mining and the plant & equipment required to perform the works. Alternatively we recommend watching the video below.