Pit Slope Engineering for Mines

Island Copper Mine, B.C., Canada Dr. Robertson wrote his PhD thesis on the topic of rock slope engineering and has continued to practice in the area through out his career. He has written a number of additional papers on the subject. His experience in rock slope engineering and included numerous projects covering the following services:

  • supervision of drilling and core logging for rock material, joint and fault characteristics definition
  • ground water and phreatic surface investigations, including piezometer installation and monitoring
  • in-site instrumentation installation and monitoring for stress and deformation monitoring and testing
  • laboratory testing for rock and soil material characteristic determination
  • stability analysis for soil and rock slopes
  • design of pit slopes for interim and final pit walls

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