Judging the Risk of Investing in Mining Projects
28 Sep 2017
Mines that do not establish and maintain a strong relationship with local stakeholders may court considerable risk in terms of the reporting standards.
Modelling Hard Rock Jointed Pillars Using a Distinct Element and Discrete Fracture Network Approach Considering the Effect of a Clay-Filled Shear Structure
14 Sep 2017
This paper presents a methodology to design jointed hard rock pillars transacted a clay-filled shear zone at Ngezi mine, Portal 4 (P4), in Zimbabwe. The nature of the problem is highly complex due to the large number of joints and possible shear zone...
Dealing with Uncertainty and Risk in the Design of Deep and High-Stress Mining Excavations
07 Sep 2017
A method for risk-based design under high-stress conditions is described in this paper. Probabilistic methods of analysis are applied to stress modelling to determine the probability of exceeding a given depth of failure. Suggestions are provided for...