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Open pit mining

Spotlight on foundation failure in rock slopes

Spotlight on foundation failure in rock slopes While slope failures in open pit mines occur mainly due to kinematic instability or shear stresses within the slope exceeding rock mass strength, the concept of foundation failure can prove useful in cases where ground profile anomalies occur. This was the message from John Kwofie, principal geotechnical engineer […]

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Sand shortage not a crisis in SA yet says association

Sand shortage not a crisis in SA yet, says association Centuries of unregulated sand usage has left tracts of the world without useable construction sand that threatens to bring future construction projects to a halt. The United Nations recently issued a warning of a looming sand shortages that could stunt global development. The warning came

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