March 2022
Volume 74    Issue 3

Adapting openpit mine design fundamentals to leverage the advantages of autonomous haulage systems

Mining Engineering , 2022, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 19-19
Owens, Race; Roos, Chris; Rosenthal, Scott; Hill, Bryce


It is common practice in the mining industry, and even legally required in many jurisdictions, to design two-lane haul roads in openpit mines to three-and-a-half times the widest dimension of the haul trucks operating on the road. In openpit gold mines with high strip ratios, road width has a significant impact on the economics of design.  

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