Sandsloot open-pit applies 3-D geotechnical modelling

Bye, Alan (2005) Sandsloot open-pit applies 3-D geotechnical modelling. Engineering and Mining Journal, 206 6: 44-48.


Author Bye, Alan
Title Sandsloot open-pit applies 3-D geotechnical modelling
Journal name Engineering and Mining Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0095-8948
Publication date 2005-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 206
Issue 6
Start page 44
End page 48
Total pages 5
Place of publication Englewood, USA
Publisher Mining Media
Language eng
Subject 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
Abstract Situated on the northern limb of the of the Bushveld Complex, 250 km north east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sandsloot is currently the largest open pit platinum mine in the world and it uses 3-D geotechnical model to ensure correct fragmentation for the plant and mining operation. Here, Bye illustrates the improvement in business efficiencies that has been realized at Sandsloot by assessing the company's total business process and defining a customer focus for the drill and blast department.
Keyword 3D geotechnical modelling
Drilling
Blasting
Platinum mining
Q-Index Code CX

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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