Rock fall mitigation for an open pit mine experiencing substantial rock fall from overblasting
Rock fall is a common hazard in open pit mines causing safety concerns for workers, transportation routes and may adversely affect mine production. To reduce and mitigate rock fall hazards, a benched slope design is normally used and, occasionally, additional mitigation may be necessary in areas with excessive rock fall hazards. Newmont's Boddington Gold Mine in Australia is experiencing substantial rock fall in the south portion of their open pit mine due to rock damage from blasting resulting in highly fractured wall rock. This has increased the volume of rock fall experienced in the mine, and ...
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