Pre‐mining depressurizing of a deep ore body at the McArthur River mine, the largest single producer of uranium in the world, was considered to decrease the risk associated with mining and increase the ground stability and the amount of ore that could be extracted. The challenge was to depressurize the high‐grade ore bodies without propagating a significant amount of drawdown to the surface where impacts on surface‐water resources and the associated aquatic habitat would be significant environmental issues. The objective was to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of depressurizing the ore body.
This webinar is for people who are new or occasional 3DEC users, or those just interested in learning more about it.
This hands-on, virtual training course is 16 hours total, spread over four days in a 1.5-week period, and covers the analysis of embankment dams using FLAC.
Mr. Perman has a Master of Civil Engineering degree with a major in Rock Mechanics. He has experience in various types of rock mechanical problems, with his main focus on numerical analysis of underground mining and civil-engineering tunneling projects. He also has worked with rock stress measurements, both in the field and with analysis, evaluation and reporting. Mr. Perman also has performed inspections of tunnels and slopes, and geotechnical logging of drill cores. He specializes in rock mechanics, mining engineering and civil engineering.
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