Analysis of the failure of a large hangingwall wedge: Kidd Mining Division, Falconbridge, Ltd.

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Sommaire: Mining properties are becoming increasingly remote, a challenging situation for operating and maintaining equipment. Logistics of transporting workers and materials can be alleviated by having timely, accurate information of equipment location and operating condition, and by automating some activities. This paper discusses an infrastructure for remote operations, with strategies for communicating different types of data, and a design method so that systems can interact with either an operator...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): M.G. Lipsett
Mots clés: Automation, Equipment, Oil sands, Open pit mining, Remote monitoring and control, Teleoperation, Prototypes.
Numéro: 1043
Volume: 93
Année: 2000
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Sommaire: This paper reviews key issues related to the placement of dry (soil) covers on extremely weak, compressible fine tailings. The design and construction of soil covers on such tailings often presents a formidable challenge to the geotechnical as well as the environmental engineer due to the low shear strength, poor trafficability, and high settlement of underconsolidated tailings at the time of reclamation. The geotechnical issues to be considered include: (1) consolidation of near-surface...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): C. Wels, A. MacG. Robertson, A.T. Jakubick
Mots clés: Tailings reclamation, Soft tailings, Consolidation, Dry cover placement
Numéro: 1043
Volume: 93
Année: 2000
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