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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