Boliden Tara Mines is Europe’s largest zinc mine, with an annual production of 2.6 million tones of ore, and has been in operation since 1977. This project was part of the required planning application to the authorities regarding crown pillar extraction in the norther portion of Boliden Tara Mines. It was conducted in two phases – first a continuum model was analyzed in FLAC3D, which was then followed by a discontinuum modelling in 3DEC with included faults.
Cinthia Maldonado is a graduate of Laurentian University and a Rock Mechanics Engineer in Training who performs numerical modeling and site observations for geotechnical projects. She has experience working on ground control projects, including updating and writing processes and standards, performing inspections and quality control testing, and designing stope support.
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