Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/16510
Appears in Collections:Management, Work and Organisation Conference Papers and Proceedings
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Authors: Oraee, Kazem
Mozafari, Ali
Goodarzi, Arash
Oraee-Mirzamani, Nikzad
Contact Email: sko1@stir.ac.uk
Title: Final Wall Stability in Metal Open Pit Mines Using Presplit Blasting
Citation: Oraee K, Mozafari A, Goodarzi A & Oraee-Mirzamani N (2013) Final Wall Stability in Metal Open Pit Mines Using Presplit Blasting 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings, 23rd World Mining Congress - Mapping the Future: Advances in Mining Engineering, Montreal, Canada, 11.8.2013 - 15.8.2013.
Issue Date: 12-Aug-2013
Conference Name: 23rd World Mining Congress - Mapping the Future: Advances in Mining Engineering
Conference Dates: 2013-08-11T00:00:00Z
Conference Location: Montreal, Canada
Abstract: Implementing stable final pit walls in open pit mines during the open pit design phase and mine exploitation has become one of the most important concerns of mining engineers in recent years. Failure of mine walls can potentially cause loss of life, roads blocks, and damage to mining machinery, temporarily or permanently halt production at the face and in the worst case scenario, close the mine. Thus, the role of creating stable mine walls is crucial to safety and general operations of mines and any effort to optimize this process has great economic value for mine operators. This paper aims to illustrate the technical aspects of use of the successful presplit blasting method in metal open pit mines. It also shows that using this approach not only increases safety in mines through wall stabilization, but also will boost economic profits by savings in stripping ratio. In this regard, appropriate practical concepts for designing the drilling and blasting patterns and the role of selecting the correct drilling rigs are elaborated in detail through conducting a case study in Chador Malu iron ore mine in Iran.
Type: Conference Paper
Status: Publisher version
Rights: The publisher has not yet responded to our queries therefore this work cannot be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/16510
Affiliation: Management Work and Organisation
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Iran
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Iran
Imperial College London

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
wmc2013Paper159.pdf979.2 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.