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<p>Using a software package that can be used for either three or two-dimensional (2D) slope stability analyses of the same model we analyse the stability of columns (3D) or slices (2D) overlying a shear failure surface. The failure surface can be any shape, ...
Reference: APSSIM 2016, Brisbane, Australia
<p>A complete kinematic analysis was conducted for the west slope at the Handlebar Hill mine using the Rocscience/Dips 6.0 software. The west slope was divided into three zones: W1 (south-west), W2 (mid-west) and W3 (north-west), which were then subdivided ...
Reference: Int. J. of GEOMATE, Feb., 2016, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Sl. No. 19), pp. 1575-1583
Luo H. , He Y. et al.  
<p>There are several factors influencing the slope stability of open pit mine, and the common methods can be divided into the subjective weighting method and the objective weighting method. In this paper, we make comprehensive evaluation of slope stability ...
Reference: International Journal of Security and Its Applications, Vol. 10, No. 3 (2016), pp.283-294
<p>Cobre Las Cruces mine extracts copper ore from a VMS deposit located in the well-known Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB). Cobre Las Cruces is distinguished geologically from other IPB mines by the overlying strata, consisting of around 150 m of Tertiary soft marls ...
Reference: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Slope Stability 2015
<p>Geotechnical considerations for support of coal mining are described in this review, which is an updated version of an earlier review published in 1995. A thorough working knowledge of the geological environment and of modern coal mining operations is required ...
Reference: Australian Geomechanics Vol 48 No 1 March 2013
This paper documents the development of a South African innovation, a remote-controlled mechanical highwall scaler, a world first for the mining industry. The scaler will enable open-pit highwalls to be scaled from crest to toe whenever the need arises. It ...
Reference: The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, VOLUME 112, AUGUST 2012
<p>Herein, the provided software package, entitled &ldquo;Slope Stability Analysis&rdquo; software, is the first package capable of direct determination of the necessary support for unstable zones, using the presented equations. To make verifications, the ...
Reference: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 4(10): 5161-5170, 2010
El Teniente Division of CODELCO is conducting a pre-feasibility engineering evaluation of Rajo Sur project in Chile. This project involves construction of an open pit to mine a copper deposit near the southern border of the caving subsidence crater high in ...
Reference: Slope Stability, Santiago Chile, November 2009
Excavated slopes in open pit coal mines are designed to be as steep as possible consistent with stability and safety requirements. Slope failures occur for many reasons, including oversteepening. This paper is concerned with slope design and excavation experience ...
Reference: THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, SYMPOSIUM SERIES S44, Stability of rock slopes in open pit mining and civil engineering situations
OpenRisk, an open cast risk rating system, takes into account relative differences in the importance of hazards, as experienced on each mine as a result of different combinations of geotechnical factors and mining conditions. The system is based on critical ...
Reference: The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, International Symposium on Stability of Rock Slopes in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering