During the recent global pandemic caused by the Corona virus many mines have been forced to reduce their production or stop it entirely for an undetermined period. Furthermore, the metal prices have fallen due to lower demand and reduced production of goods. Mining companies are faced now with the challenges to meet their targets for this and coming years.
IMA Engineering suggests that mines increase the mill head grade by processing higher grade ore. However, there is a challenge in achieving this without the low grade ore going to waste rock area.