Block caving is a mining method that utilises gravity to extract ore from underground. It is an efficient and cost-effective way of mining, as it allows for the extraction of larger amounts of ore from deeper depths than traditional methods. Block caving works by creating large unsupported underground chambers, which are then filled with ore. As the chambers collapse, the ore is extracted and brought to the surface. This method of mining makes the process of extracting minerals faster and more cost-effective, saving both time and energy in comparison to traditional methods.
Block caving is a mining method that has been used to extract large amounts of ore from beneath the surface of the earth for decades. It involves creating an artificial chamber, or “cavity” in the rock, which is then slowly filled with water to weaken and collapse the rock into a pile of rubble. This pile can then be mined safely and efficiently. The process works by creating a series of tunnels, or “drawpoints” which are connected to a central shaft using block caving equipment. As these tunnels are worked, larger blocks of ore collapse inwards due to gravity and are collected at the drawpoints.