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The use of linear programming (LP) to identify optimal solutions for a mine production schedule is a powerful yet under-utilised method for improving project value.

This article entitled Integrated pit, dump and haulage network optimisation for mine scheduling – a linear programming approach, by François Bazin of IMC and Hubert Dumon of Koniambo Nickel SAS was first published in The AusIMM Bulletin February 2014 edition.

The paper explores a laterite nickel mine case study of a production schedule that optimises the project net present value of an integrated network of mining areas, roads and waste dumps