Exploration and geotechnical characterization are essential for the design of a mine, influencing all subsequent stages, both in project design and execution.
In fact, assurance of mining pits stability is essential to avoid the loss of human lives, equipment and infra-structure damage, production disruptions and to achieve the full recovery of estimated reserves.
To assure such stability it is essential to carry out a good characterization of the rock mass, which is achieved through a periodical collection of geomechanically data, mapping, existing records, structure interpretation and stability assessment. The definition and implementation of support system and instruments may also occur.
The use of appropriate characterization methods, allied to its proper execution are the main factors for geotechnical assessment quality, allowing the several experts to take different options and less conservative calculus criteria. For this methods to work, they must be performed by experienced geologists, engineers, geophysics, and other expert technicians, which assure the quality of the performed work.
Similarly, stability control and use of instruments in mining work development are very important to detect and monitor instability phenomena that may arise during work. In this area our services include the design of support systems and the definition, implementation and management of instrument systems.
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