Senior Mining Engineer, Tom Joseph outlines why an optimised Life of Mine plan (LOM) is valuable, including how to make it robust.
A LOM plan is a critical element of any mining operation; playing an essential role in its profitability and long-term sustainability.
We highlight the risks associated with projects when LOM plans are not reviewed thoroughly and examines key advantages and indicators of a successful LOM and the risks associated if a LOM remains unaudited.
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Tom is a mining engineer with more than nine years’ experience in underground operations, ventilation, drill and blast, planning and scheduling across nickel, gold and copper. Tom holds First Class Mine Managers Ticket (WA) and has experience in supervision, operations and technical roles. He is a competent user of mining software, including Deswik, Surpac, Ringking Minesched, and Ventsim Visual, with considerable exposure to different mining methods such as open stoping, paste filled stopes, room and pillar methods, cut and fill methods, core and shell methods, sublevel caving, airleg stopes, multi-lift stopes, CRF filled stopes and Avoca.