September 2017
Volume 69    Issue 9

All-in sustaining cost analysis: Pros and cons

Mining Engineering , 2017, Vol. 69, No. 9, pp. 16-16
Yapo, A.G.; Camm, T.W.


Mining plays a key role in the development of modern civilization as a source of essential raw materials and provider of essential fuels, producer of jobs and a factor in support of the international balance of monetary payment (Camm, 2014). Professionals in mining locate, develop, design and manage ore deposits in an environmentally safe and profitable manner. As mineral deposits become increasingly scarce, new challenges face the industry. A current trend is to an increased emphasis on underground mining techniques for deeper deposits. Operations are safer now than before as companies understand better their work environment and the importance of mining responsibly.  

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