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Pit slope monitoring and back analysis of the Berkeley pit.
Min Eng 1989 Dec; 41(12):1191-1195
Monitoring slope displacement in open pit mines can help predict collapses and prevent serious damage, injuries, and fatalities. Early detection of movement may indicate the need to modify slope geometry, initiate dewatering if the slope is wet, or consider artificial support measures such as cable bolting. Slope monitoring at the Berkeley Pit was carried out with varying degrees of intensity and continuity for about 15 years. Some of the old mine records are still intact and accessible. Slope monitoring data can therefore be collected and published for the benefit of other mine operators. Because prediction of slope failures is empirical in nature, publication of several well-documented case studies will be a valuable contribution to the industry.
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