Cuajone Pit

Author(s): 
Esteban Hormazabal
Category: 
Rock Mechanics

In operational open pit mines, large rock surfaces are exposed daily and hundreds or thousands of new discontinuities are exposed, all of which may results in the formation of unstable keyblocks and wedges. It is impractical to attempt to map each discontinuity and carry out a stability analysis Read more... about Bench Berm Design Using Probabilistic Keyblock Analysis

Author(s): 
Esteban Hormazabal, Gabriel Zuñiga and Felipe Gonzalez
Category: 
Rock Mechanics

The Cuajone porphyry copper deposit is located on the western slopes of Cordillera Occidental, the southern Andes of Peru. The current pit measures about 2.5 km east–west, 3.0 km north–south, and at the end of 2012, had a maximum depth of 950 m. Mining by open pit methods commenced in 1976 and Read more... about Slope Design at Cuajone Pit, Peru

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