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Publications by [Dight P. M.]

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Classifying the rock mass is widely seen as being the fieldwork required to characterize the rock mass and enable the application of empirical design methods associated with the different classification systems. This paper argues that it is fundamentally important ...
Reference: The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, VOLUME 112, AUGUST 2012
A number of impending and actual pit wall failures have been observed and documented which have been interpreted to initiate on newly generated structural features. This infers failure through intact rock. Failure mechanisms have been postulated resulting ...
Reference: THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, SYMPOSIUM SERIES S44, Stability of rock slopes in open pit mining and civil engineering situations