Open pit mining often result in high rock slopes, sometimes combined with difficult rock conditions. This is further augmented by large blasting rounds resulting in high vibrations. Reinforcement of pit slope walls is also difficult and many times associated with high costs and loss of production. Bench slope stability is vital for a safe working place for all personnel in the mine as well as for avoiding production loss. Itasca Consultants AB is providing technical, on-site rock mechanics expertise to several open pit mines in northern Sweden.
Annalisa Moore is a Geomechanics Specialist with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering and Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. She has seven years of industry experience spanning geology and rock mechanics in Guyana and in Ontario. Her most recent experience is in ground control in underground mines providing ground support recommendations, stope stability assessments, rock mass characterization, backfill UCS testing and analysis, unusual ground occurrence investigations and analysis, rehab designs, microseismic data analysis, and QA/QC of ground support.
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