Destination Policy of MiningMath
MiningMath aims to maximize the NPV of a mining project, and as such, it uses a discount rate in all calculations, it also considers the value of money through time. The software decides which blocks will be mined, when, and to which destination they must be sent. The mathematical model bases its decision on the economic values of each possible route. It means that MiningMath aims to identify, in a global view, which is the best destination to increase the NPV, respecting, simultaneously, all the constraints and using the priority order listed here.
Figure 1 shows, on the right bottom corner of the screen, the buttons responsible for add/remove destinations.
The panel Type shows the type of each destination added. The user must add at least:
One (1) processing stream;
One (1) waste dump
The numbers at the left of the screen are identifiers for each route at the mined blocks output file.