Infrastructure Needs and Costs for Mining Projects
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1990
The objective of this paper is to provide a broad qualitative perspective of the needs and costs of infrastructure associated with typical mining projects. Infrastructure may be defined as anything necessary for the development and operation of a project, which is peripheral to the basic extraction, handling and processing of material. As depicted in Figure 1, infrastructure acts as the link between the technological heart of a project and the outside world.