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Origin:University of Wollongong, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering
Abstract:This paper will discuss (i) the concept of "ore" in mining engineering and its implications for space mining; (ii) the strategy for exploration, discovery, and development of mines on Earth; and compare with the likely approach in space; (iii) discuss economics compared with terrestrial mines, and (iv) make some general comments about the way we should be conceptualizing space mining, with a view always to the economic imperatives.
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