Extending quarry life

Published 18 June 2018

Although a key part of the cement plant, the quarry has a finite lifetime. Its longevity often depends on which material grades are required and how the faces are worked to quarry such materials. Therefore, a well-designed quarry plan can help extend the life of this valuable asset. By Fabio Coletta, Whitehopleman, UK.

Figure 1: as a first step in extending quarry life, a suitable raw mix needs to be defined

The life of a cement plant quarry is limited in time but can be extended by means of a quarry plan that takes into account the raw mix products required and mines these according to a mining plan. 

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