Geotechnical considerations in mine backfilling in Australia

Sivakugan, N., Rankine, R.M., Rankine, K.J., and Rankine, K.S. (2006) Geotechnical considerations in mine backfilling in Australia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 14 (12). pp. 1168-1175.

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Mine backfilling can play a significant role in the overall operation of a mine operation. In the Australian mining industry, where safety is a prime consideration, hydraulic systems are the most common backfills deployed. Many accidents reported at hydraulic fill mines worldwide have mainly been attributed to a lack of understanding of their behaviour and barricade bricks. This paper describes the findings from an extensive laboratory test programme carried out in Australia on more than 20 different hydraulic fills and several barricade bricks. A limited description of paste backfills is also provided, and the usefulness of numerical modelling as an investigative tool is highlighted.

Item ID: 3926
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0959-6526
Keywords: hydraulic fill; paste fill; back fill; mine fill; tailings; mining; geotechnical
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 00:47
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8499 Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 849999 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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