High resolution seismic monitoring in open pit mines
Total Grant Value
Safety, Social and Environmental Sustainability
2004 - 2007
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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