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Adding value using representative geotechnical models for mine design

Author(s): 
James Haythornthwaite and Karl Llewelyn
Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
First presented: 
Quarries & Mines
Type: 
Article
Category: 
Geology
Geotechnical

A geotechnical model is the fundamental basis for the design of open pit and quarry excavations. A fully understood and representative geotechnical model will provide information on the engineering characteristics of the rock mass, defining how it is going to behave during and after excavation.

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