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Without geotechnical engineers there would be no mines. We design and build the dams and tailings impoundments; we make sure the heap leach pads and waste rock dumps are stable; and we are mostly responsible for the stability of open pit rock slopes and underground mine backfill and subsidence avoidance works. This site is the place where we provide updated news, views, reviews, and resources on mine geotechnical perspectives and issues.

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Wits-SRK link boosts rock engineering skills
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Collaboration between Wits University’s School of Mining Engineering and consulting engineers SRK Consulting is nurturing scarce rock engineering expertise, benefiting the mining and other sectors in Africa and beyond. read more »
Monarques Gold set to test new mining technology in Quebec
Monday, March 09, 2015
Gold-focused Monarques Gold Corp. will be testing new technology that it hopes will “revolutionize” the underground mining of narrow ore bodies at shallow angles. read more »
Are other tailings ponds in B.C. at risk of failing?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
How many more of the 98 mine tailings ponds in B.C. are vulnerable to sudden, unexpected collapse? And is there a viable alternative to storing massive amounts of mine waste under water behind dams? read more »
Mount Polley Geotechnical Report Released
Friday, January 30, 2015
Independent inquiry into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach concluded that evidence indicates the breach was the result of a failure in the foundation of the embankment read more »
Geotechnical inspections pinpoint concerns at mine dams: documents
Thursday, December 11, 2014
AuRico Gold will remove a portion of the 70,000 trees planted on a tailings dam after the province said the seedlings were a potential safety concern. read more »

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