A Model to Analyze the Costs of Strip Mining and Reclamation, August 1976

(1976) A Model to Analyze the Costs of Strip Mining and Reclamation, August 1976. Iowa State University


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The purpose of this paper is to describe a user oriented computer program for calculating the cost of mining and reclamation with various materials handling techniques and procedures in different pit configurations. Section II provides a basic overview of the strip mining process and problems encountered. Section III describes the mining cost program with emphasis on input data and procedures, the computation algorithm and the output. Section IV presents illustrative results from the analysis of the use of scrapers in various pit configurations. Finally, Section V summarizes the study and identifies other problems and policy issues that can be evaluated with the cost analysis program.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Iowa, Mining Equipment, mines, mining, strip mining
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment > Energy resources > Coal
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 49146
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 17 May 2024 19:31
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 19:31
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/49146