New tools and guidelines could prevent rock walls from collapsing
New research spearheaded in Sudbury could prevent injuries, deaths, and mine shut-downs by helping mining companies predict and prevent rock walls from collapsing kilometres below the earth’s surface.
“There was a need by the deep mining industry to better understand how the rock in underground mines behaves in response to the mining process itself,” said Damien Duff.
Duff is vice-president of geoscience and geotechnical research and development at the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in Sudbury, the group that led the research. Continue Reading →