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Slope Stability in Surface Mining

Slope Stability in Surface Mining by William A. Hustrulid
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Today, mines are being planned to reach depths of more than 1,100 meters, waste rock embankments have surpassed 600 meters in height, tailings dams have reached heights of 200 meters, and heap leach facilities have topped 150 meters. The push toward higher, deeper, and steeper, along with the larger and more productive equipment in use today, continues to test our tools and capabilities. Slope Stability in Surface Mining documents the progressive rise in technical understanding and sophistication in the field. Only be continuously collecting and exchanging information can design concepts, construction methods, monitoring strategies, and reclamation practices keep pace with the times. Slope Stability in Surface Mining creates a common platform on which to base correct, economical, and safe slope design and construction decisions.
SME; June 2001
461 pages; ISBN 9780873352956
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Title: Slope Stability in Surface Mining
Author: William A. Hustrulid; Michael K. McCarter; Dirk J.A. Van Zyl