Rock Slope Stability

Author(s): 
Iñaki García Mendive and Alejo Sfriso
Category: 
Rock Mechanics

Arenal Deeps is an Au mine located near Minas de Corrales, Uruguay, which was exploited via an open pit operation from 2004 until 2009 and underground since then, using both inclined room and pillar and transversal stoping methods. The progression of mining activities (down to ~320m BGS) has led Read more... about Application of numerical methods to underground excavations

Author(s): 
Esteban Hormazabal, Cesar Almarza and Exequiel Pizarro
Category: 
Rock Mechanics

Kinross Gold Corporation has several porphyry/epithermal gold properties in Maricunga gold belt in northern Chile. The Maricunga site comprises the operating Verde pit and the Pancho deposit, currently under development. Currently active operations are all open pits mines of a medium scale, and Read more... about Slope Design for Maricunga Mine in Chile

Author(s): 
M.C Brown and D.K. Llewelyn
Category: 
Geotechnical

Quarry slope design often relies on limited geotechnical data. The use of down-hole televiewers to capture data is becoming increasingly routine as they provide accurate images of the borehole walls.  Read more... about Rock Slope Stability

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