This book presents the proceedings of the international symposium on geotechnical stability in surface mining in Calgary. The symposium deals with the full gamut of mine equipment development, selection and utilization.
Surface mine design 1. Pre and post' mine geotechnical conditions for surface mines, developed from the comprehensive exploration program 2. Preliminary design of a deep open pit mine (Bukit Asam): An exercise in the engineering method 3. Economical and geotechnical aspects of steeper slopes 4. Design of the development pit highwalls at the An Tai Bao mine 5. Design, construction and maintenance of surface mine haulage roads 6. An integrated stability assessment system for surface mine design 7. Aspects of geotechnical reliability in surface mining Design of pit wall slopes 8. Design of open pit coal mine slopes: An integrated approach 9. Design methods for open pit coal mine footwalls 10. Slope design problems and proposed solutions at Key Lake Mining's Deilmann Pit 11. Slope stability in Chilean iron mines 12. Effect of face curvature on slope stability - A FEM study 13. An analysis of the effect of auger mining on highwall stability (Abstract) 14. Pit slopes design in French surface coal mines Drilling and blasting 15. Blasting technique for productivity and wall protection in open pit coal mining 16. Correlating rotary drill performance to powder factors for improved blasting control 17. Production blasts in open pit mines and their effect on slope stability 18. Role of joint directions, burden and spacing in blasting on the geotechnical stability of surface mines (Abstract) Slope excavation 19. The potential for cast blasting in Canadian surface mines 20. Excavating methods related to joint system stability 21. Assessing the performance of cutting tools in rock materials 22. Mining-induced landslide in permafrost Artificial support 23. Spoil pile stabilization at the Paintearth Mine, Forestburg, Alberta 24. Considerations in the artificial support of pit walls 25. Calculation of minimum rock bolt force and minimum static acceleration in tetrahedral wedge stability 26. Passive reinforcement of pit slopes by bolting Geotechnical stability: Case histories 27. A large scale toppling failure at Afton 28. Glaciotectonic deformation and geotechnical stability in open pit coal mining 29. Compression and shear wave methods applied to the recognition of glaciotectonic deformation Liquid storage and tailings pond 30. Overview of the tailings dyke instrumentation program at Syncrude Canada Ltd. 31. Geotechnical stability considerations in the design and reclamation of tailings impoundments 32. Performance of frozen tailings dams 33. Innovative tailings disposal methods in Canada (Abstract) 34. Design, construction and initial performance of the Obed Mountain tailings dam 35. Experiments using low viscosity resins for in situ sampling of sand and tailing and sample analysis by image processing Geotechnical properties 36. Investigation into techniques of compaction of opencast mine backfill destined for development 37. Large scale direct shear tests on surface mine spoil 38. Control over geomechanical processes during the formation of quarry slopes Design of waste dumps 39. Performance and operation of waste dumps on steeply sloping terrain - Case at Fording Coal (Abstract) 40. Stability and performance of waste dumps on steeply sloping terrain 41. Stability of waste embankments in a northern environment 42. Design, construction and performance of sidehill waste dumps at Byron Creek Collieries Corbin, British Columbia (Abstract) Slope stability monitoring 43. Wall instability monitoring and analysis at Brenda Mines 44. Highwall stability analysis under dragline loadings at a Saskatchewan coal mine 45. Stability monitoring of ground movements in faulted coal measures and glacial drift, in north east England 46. Monitoring instrumentation and data acquisition for slope stability prediction 47. Pit slope stability studies for the Lornex open pit (Abstract) 48. Highwall monitoring, instrumentation and stability analysis at Highvale Coal Mine, Alberta 49. Microseismic slope monitoring in surface mines 50. Slope stability at the Beulah Mine 51. Monitoring slopes of open-pit operations in the Alberta Foothills 52. Field topographic surveys and digital terrain models