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Why Fragmentation is Important in Cave Mining

Jarek Jakubec
Friday, October 14, 2016
First presented: 
Cave Mining Forum - Workshop II

This presentation summarizes a talk given during the second workshop of the Cave Mining Forum.

This presentation will discuss the design criteria directly impacted by fragmentation in the cave mining setting. It will also highlight some of the current tools available for prediction
and analysis of fragmentation, as well as the reliability and potential short comings of fragmentation prediction.

Feature Author

Jarek Jakubec

Jarek Jakubec has 30 years of operating and consulting experience in the mining industry. He specializes in mass mining, rock mechanics, diamond mining, and technical auditing.

As a cave mining expert, Jarek has worked on most of the world’s caving and sublevel caving projects. He has participated in several international research projects, including the Mass Mining Technology initiative, and worked with Dr. Laubscher to develop a rock mass classification system for caving mines. With Gemcom Software, Jarek developed a planning tool for sublevel caving mines and has lectured on cave mining on five continents.

Jarek acted as an expert witness in the Northparkes cave mine collapse court case and is a Qualified Person in terms of NI 43-101.

Caving Specialist
Dipl Ing, CEng, MIMMM
SRK Vancouver
SRK North America