For caving studies, the approach to geotechnical characterization differs from other mining methods and must address a number of cave-specific design aspects; those include: caveability, fragmentation, draw point spacing, draw strategy, subsidence, analysis, and ground support. Risk of mudrush, airblast, and rockburst has to be also evaluated. This discussion will provide a brief discussion of... Continue reading.
This presentation summarizes a talk given during the inaugural workshop of the Cave Mining Forum. This presentation will briefly discuss how cave mine closures can differ from typical underground mine closures. There is limited experience to closing cave mines so there are more questions than answers; however, it seems clear that wet climate closures, in... Continue reading.