Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design

P. Mark Hawley, John Cunning

April 10, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 368 Pages - 162 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138197312 - CAT# K31260

USD$199.95

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Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage and current state of practice for the engineering issues associated with mine waste dumps, dragline spoils and stockpiles
  • Offers practical guidance and essential information on the latest technologies and innovations for all those involved in the investigation, design, operation and monitoring of mine waste rock dumps, dragline spoils and stockpiles
  • Developed and written by industry experts with extensive knowledge and experience in mine waste rock dumps, dragline spoils and stockpiles associated with large open pit mines.
  • Provides comprehensive guidelines for slope design practitioners, written in an accessible style and extensively illustrated.

Summary

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design is a comprehensive, practical guide to the investigation, design, operation and monitoring of mine waste dumps, dragline spoils and major stockpiles associated with large open pit mines. These facilities are some of the largest man-made structures on Earth, and while most have performed very well, there are cases where instabilities have occurred with severe consequences, including loss of life and extensive environmental and economic damage.

Developed and written by industry experts with extensive knowledge and experience, this book is an initiative of the Large Open Pit (LOP) Project. It comprises 16 chapters that follow the life cycle of a mine waste dump, dragline spoil or stockpile from site selection to closure and reclamation. It describes the investigation and design process, introduces a comprehensive stability rating and hazard classification system, provides guidance on acceptability criteria, and sets out the key elements of stability and runout analysis. Chapters on site and material characterisation, surface water and groundwater characterisation and management, risk assessment, operations and monitoring, management of ARD, emerging technologies and closure are included. A chapter is also dedicated to the analysis and design of dragline spoils.

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design summarises the current state of practice and provides insight and guidance to mine operators, geotechnical engineers, mining engineers, hydrogeologists, geologists and other individuals that are responsible at the mine site level for ensuring the stability and performance of these structures.