Singh, V.K. (1995) Controlled Blasting in an open-pit mine for improved slope stability. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , 13 (1). pp. 51-57. ISSN 0960-3182

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A case study is presented where a controlled blasting programme (presplitting) was adoptedin an open-pit copper mine in order to improve the stability of the resulting cut slopes. The aim was to reduce over break and minimize damage to the final pit walls from production blast. The use of presplitting allowed considerably higher benches to be adopted with much steeper overall slope angles. The extra cost of presplitting was fully justified by the improved face stability and the resulting reduction in overburden quantity

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blasting; Slope; open-pit; mine presplitting
Subjects: Slope Stability
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 10:56
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2012 10:56

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