Consulting Solutions: Waste Rock Seepage Analysis

 


Problem:

Waste rock piles are a common earth structure resulting from extensive mining operations. Such structures can often lead to acid rock drainage (ARD) if the flows into waste rock are not minimized. There are also potential slope stability issues.

Solution:

SVFLUX™ and SVSLOPE® can be used in order to model the flow through a waste rock pile or the stability. Complex geo-strata can be modeled with either package. This complex strata is often necessary due to the coarse-fine layering of rock material. The influences of any particular long-term cover design can be evaluated with SVFLUX.

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