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Sustainability in Mining

We define sustainability in mining as mining and mineral development that meets the growing needs of all communities while maintaining a healthy environment and vibrant economy for present and future generations. The Criteria in Sustainability in Mining can be applied to mineral exploration and mining projects/operations as follows: Health and Safety:The project/operation is acting to ensure the health and safety of… Read More »

Rock Mechanics – Basics

Rock mechanics is a theoretical and applied science of the mechanical behaviour of rock and rock masses; compared to geology, it is that branch of mechanics concerned with the response of rock and rock masses to the force fields of their physical environment. Rock mechanics forms part of the broader subject of geomechanics, which is… Read More »