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Open Pit Design

The major focus of this course is to familiarize students with the elements of computerized mine planning and design of open-pit mines. It covers drill hole compositing, development of economic block models and pit modelling by floating cone technique and Lerchs-Grossman algorithm. Equipment selection and production scheduling are also discussed. PREREQ: ENGR 3317. (lec 3, tut 1) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both ENGR 4306 and ENGR 5386.