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Ever struggled to predict what your deposit's production throughput will be, without having mine designs, Whittle shells or a schedule? If you have the deposit's tonnes, mr Taylor might be of assistance... H. K. Taylor, a mining engineer working with Placer Development Limited, proposed "Taylor's Law" at a mine valuation and feasibility study seminar in Spokane, Washington in 1976. This rule was then published in 1977. Taylor based the empirical rule off of nearly 30 mining projects, mostly young mines. Subsequently the rule has been refined for particular mining applications as can be seen in the illustration; however most scoping studies start off with the "unknown" or original parameters - Minewiki - Mine Design Queen's University.

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