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Geological Modeling and Short-Term Production Planning of Dimension Stone Quarries Based on Market Demand
In order to obtain minimum amount of ore wastage and maximum profitability in dimension stone quarries an optimal short-term production planning procedure has been established here according to the market demand. As the base of this procedure geological modelling has been first created and smoothing of ore-body boundaries was done. Then, an economical block model has been provided. In the next step, all probable shapes of minable-blocks were specified and their priorities in assignment were done according to desired size of the blocks by market demand. Finally, searching from a base sub-block was started in order to find the optimal plan. The procedure has been used for a dimension marble quarry located in northwest of Iran. It demonstrates a decrease about 26% of ore wastage and 21.3% of diamond wire assumption with comparing to the existent traditional procedure.
Dimension Stone Quarry, Geological Modelling, Short-Term, Production Planning, Market Demand, Iran.
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