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Designing suitable mining method and processing plant for Kukurampola magnetite ore body

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dc.contributor.author Amarasekera, HM
dc.contributor.author Sajirupan, S
dc.contributor.author Senanayake, IP
dc.contributor.author Sirisoma, RHANC
dc.contributor.author Chaminda, SP
dc.contributor.author Rohitha, LPS
dc.contributor.author Welideniya, HS
dc.contributor.author Abeysinghe, AMKB
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-26T11:09:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T11:09:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-26
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/10097
dc.description.abstract Evaluation of mining methods for the exploitation of Kukurampola ore body is considered in this report. Minerals take millions of years to form, but exploitation takes only few decades. Therefore, mineral deposit is a wealth which must be used for the maximum benefit of the country. Iron is one of the most important metals in the world for many industries. Therefore, exploitation of iron ore is essential for the industrial development of a country. The Magnetite deposit in Kukurampola contains high purity Magnetite; hence it is a valuable resource need rational exploitation. Mining methods evaluated include open pit and underground, and based on geological, engineering, environmental and economical factors combination of both open pit and underground mining are considered as the most suitable mining method. Consequent to open pit mining underground mining will commence for future ore body development and exploitation. A processing method is designed to produce feed material for palletizing those will include crushing, grinding and magnetic separation. If ample deposits are found in the future, there's a possibility of constructing a palletizing plant which need ore reserves for more than 25 years. Also, occurrences of magnetite in the neighborhoods are identified for further expansion of mining operations Special consideration is given to minimize environmental impacts. Remedial methods are proposed in this report to minimize adverse environmental impacts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Acid Mine Drainage, Crushing, Magnetite Ore mining, Palletizing, Primary Blasting and Secondary Blasting en_US
dc.title Designing suitable mining method and processing plant for Kukurampola magnetite ore body en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Earth Resources Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.conference ERE 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.place Moratuwa en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 11-14 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 1st Annual Conference on Mining for Sustainable Development en_US
dc.identifier.email senaka@earth.mrt.ac.lk en_US


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