volume 73, issue 3, P379-386 2020
DOI: 10.1590/0370-44672019730055
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Jaime Ijichi Machado, Dennis Travagini Cremonese, Giorgio de Tomi

Abstract: Small and medium-sized mining represent an important part of a country's mineral economy. These companies, although substantial and numerous, have low investment potential in their development through new technologies. One of the problems small and medium mining companies face is the ore hauling production monitoring. This operation alone can constitute as much as 60% of the mining operating cost, due to intense fuel and tires consumption, and represents more than a half of the greenhouse gas emission in a qua…

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