Geological and Environmental Engineering | Article | Published 2020
The current state of open-pit mining is characterized by increasing complexity of mining and geological conditions associated with increasing the depth, size and production capacity of quarries, involvement in the extraction of poor ores. The situation is aggravated by the depletion of rich ore reserves in traditional mining areas with developed infrastructure. At the same time, only on the territory of Central Kyzylkums, more than 2 billion tons were extracted from the subsoil. m3 of rock mass, which are currently man-made deposits.