Ash Grove Cement Company
Challenge: Impact that mine development would have on existing county road.
Solution: Golder developed a mine plan that maximized the limestone extracted from the pit providing Ash Grove with additional time to deal with the county on road issues.
Challenge: Assessment of benefits of replacing the existing haul truck fleet with a conveyor system to reduce transportation costs.
Solution: Golder's study confirmed the existing truck/shovel approach thus providing Chanute with the most economic alternative for moving limestone and shale from the quarry to the cement plant at this location.
Challenge: Balance ore availability while minimizing waste stripping costs.
Solution: Golder developed a geological model that helped lower the cost by reducing stripping requirements.