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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 »
Bingham Canyon Mine Slope Failure
Friday, April 12, 2013
A massive slope failure has occurred at the open pit of the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah. Nobody was hurt: the mine had been monitoring movement and when deformation increased from 1 mm a day to 5 mms day they pulled out all workers. read more »
On seismic signals from landslides – new research
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
See a massive rock avalanche in action somewhere up in Alps and learn how to read seismic recordings to be able to detect this kind of events. read more »
Raise boring machines
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Raise boring, as a technique or system of driving raises (vertical or near vertical holes) continues to gain in popularity due to its many important advantages over conventional methods. read more »
Underhand Cut and Fill Mining in the U.S.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Underhand cut and fill mining methods are used at the Lucky Friday, Stillwater, and Galena mines in the western US in an effort to safely mine in difficult ground conditions and as a primary mining method where access below the ore is limited. read more »

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