Selection Of The Optimum In-Pit Crusher Location For An Aggregate Producer
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 2007
In-pit crusher location selection has had an important role recently, since increasing diesel prices. One way of reducing the haulage costs is to shorten the truck haulage distance by bringing the truck dump point into the pit. This study covers the work done on the optimum crusher location definition for a company that produces aggregate near Izmir, a city of Turkey located in the west. This paper will discuss the effects of pit geometry and mine access requirements on optimum crusher location selection that are mainly based on the establishment of minimum haulage distance. The method will be introduced first and then the computer algorithm developed for this study will be discussed later in the paper. Keywords: in-pit crushing, optimum location selection, optimizing haulage, computer aided design.