How to Create a Mining Sump | Tip of the Month

December 12, 2019
Mohamed Zaki

Mohamed Zaki

Mohamed Zaki is a Marketing specialist at Promine. He has an undergraduate degree in Mining Engineering CO-OP from McGill University. With an opportunity to do 3 research studies with excellent professors from McGill University and experience in open-pit mining, he developed an interest in analyzing data using powerful programs. Upon joining the Promine team, Mohamed worked as a Quality Assurance & Support Specialist, then obtained a position as a Sales Specialist. A few months later, he took the role of a Marketing Specialist in which he currently operates to promote the professional image and products of Promine Company.

This month’s segment show how to create a mining sump. To do so:

1. Draw a Haulage drift centerline.
2. From the haulage drift’s centerline, draw a mining sump’s centerline with a large slope (-50%)
3. Construct the 3D model of the Haulage drift.
4. Trim the sump’s centerline so that it starts from the Haulage 3D drift.
5. Construct the 3D base of the mining sump using a height of 0.01
6. Use the Take Down Back command to extrude the mining sump’s base upwards.
7. From the Home tab in 3D Modeling, filter the selection to Edges to make it to flush with the Haulage 3D drift.

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