Underground Mining

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): 
Michael Dunn
Category: 
Geotechnical
 
In underground mining, there are a number of uncertainties in the ground support design process and during implementation of ground support designs. The minimisation of geological uncertainty is one of the rock engineering principles outlined by Bieniawski (1992) and by Stacey
Author(s): 
Iñaki García Mendive, Uriel Sterin, Gonzalo Rellán, Alejo O. Sfriso
Category: 
Geotechnical

Arenal Deeps is an Au mine located near Minas de Corrales, 400km north of Montevideo, Uru- guay. The Arenal deposit is a subvertical fault zone, 6m – 30m wide, which was exploited via an open pit op- eration from 2004 until 2009 and underground since then. Underground mining is developed using Read more... about Arenal Deeps: application of numerical methods to two- and three- dimensional stability analyses of underground excavations

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