Masterclass by SRK Consulting

09:30 – 11:00 / 13 April 2021   Park Inn

Geotechnical Slope Management and Monitoring for Open Pit Mines

Ground strata failure is a major hazard for open pit mines as it has the potential to cause damage to property and can result in multiple fatalities. Therefore, the current industry best practice is to continuously monitor open pit slopes to identify early warning signs of failure.

The master-class will outline practical methods for implementing slope monitoring systems such as, slope stability radar (SSR), robotic total stations (RTS) and Interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (InSAR) a satellite-based monitoring method. Further, the presentation will outline methods for analysing the data generated by these systems and to predict the time of failure once deformation has started. Finally, the presentation will discuss effective methods for integrating these systems into the open pit operations via critical geotechnical documents such as the Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP) and Trigger Action Response Plans (TARP).

Managing the Risk of Open Pit Slope Failures - Open Pit Slope Monitoring Methods

Richard Shellam
Consultant (Geotechnical Engineer)
SRK Consulting (UK)

Geotechnical Monitoring in Tailings

Kris Czajewski
Principal Geotechnical, Tailings Engineer
SRK Consulting (UK)

Mine Hydrogeological Monitoring for the Digital Age

Dr Houcyne El Idrysy
Principal Consutant (Hydrogeology)
SRK Consulting (UK)