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Project Overview

Project Number
M0366
Total Grant Value
$553,666
Project Theme
Safety, Social and Environmental Sustainability
Project Period
2004 - 2007

Summary

As economic depths of open pit mines are increasing, with some planned to reach 900m or more, increasing safety and economic risks may follow from the greater uncertainties due to mines’ increased stress environment.

This project resulted in new insights into brittle fracture processes in rock slopes, and produced data for calibrating numerical models and furthering material models.

Keywords: mine seismicity, seismic monitoring, deep open pit mines, high stress mining environment, mining risk assessment

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