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Oil Shale
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APPLICATION OF MODELLING TOOLS IN ESTONIAN OIL SHALE MINING AREA; pp. 135-144
PDF | doi: 10.3176/oil.2008.2S.05

Authors
V. KARU, A. VĂ„STRIK, Ingo Valgma
Abstract

The research needed for sustainable mining should be performed in nature, but large-scale tests are complicated. These studies are performed by computer modelling. The main task for modelling is to find suitable criteria and demonstration ways.

Modelling is a relatively new approach for planning new mines and analysing abandoned ones. Modelling itself is a convenient way for choosing, selecting and visualising the results, but deciding about optimal model­ling methods and software is a complicated task. There are three main tasks of modelling to solve: mining technology, plan­ning and development of mining and impact of mining.

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