Geotechnical issues of mining with hydraulic backfills

Sivakugan, Nagaratnam (2008) Geotechnical issues of mining with hydraulic backfills. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.

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Abstract

This paper presents the state of the art of geotechnical engineering issues involved in mining. Of the two methods of extracting ores from the ground, open cut mining and underground mining, this paper concerns itself with the latter: it gives a broad overview of the salient issues related to underground mining with special emphasis on hydraulic backfilling approach.

Item ID: 7154
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: mining; open cut mining; underground mining; backfilling; hydraulic fill
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Article to be found in "EJGE Special Volume: Bouquet 08".

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ISSN: 1089-3032
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 23:24
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8402 Primary Mining and Extraction Processes of Mineral Resources > 840205 Mining and Extraction of Precious (Noble) Metal Ores @ 50%
84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8499 Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 849999 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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