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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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Australian laser scanners keep vigilant eye on open pit miners under constant threat of wall collapse
Monday, August 17, 2015
A laser scanner used by forensic police to examine crime scenes has now been employed to keep open pit miners safe from collapsing walls. read more »
GroundProbe releases new pit monitoring radar
Thursday, June 18, 2015
GroundProbe has released its new slope stability monitoring radar for pit mining, to increase safety by identifying slope instability, which will also boost mining productivity. read more »
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 »


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