Geotechnics

SRK’s Geotechnical Engineering group works in perse environments, from permafrost to equatorial latitudes. We have experience of varied geotechnical environments and undertake design of open pits in weathered near surface rocks to deep underground mines in high stress environments. Our group has broad experience in most mineral commodities, base and precious metals, coal, iron ore and bauxite, diamonds and industrial minerals.

With our breadth and depth of experience, we can provide expert geotechnical advice and guidance through every step of the mine development process with continued support into operations. We tailor each of our investigations, analysis and design programmes to suit the site conditions and needs of the project. We have the capability and flexibility to undertake project reviews, individual small scale studies, provide operational support and carry out detailed and complex feasibility studies for open pit and underground deposits.
 

SRK's geotechnical specialists provide site evaluations and solutions.
Geotechnical challenges that could influence the development of your site can include geological environment, ground and groundwater conditions and seismicity. Additional challenges may originate from your particular equipment and infrastructure, eg. vibrating mill foundations, machinery with limited tolerance for settlement and other design constraints for structural and operational purposes. Our...
UK mining geotechnical operational review and monitoring
A geotechnical study completed efficiently and cost-effectively is an integral component for any proposed mined esign. The geotechnical investigation programme should enable rock mass characterisation to determine the mine design criteria for both surface and underground operations whilst providing the framework for more detailed engineering design. Services Design and management...
Operational reviews allow for improved design, efficiency and safety for a mine. Monitoring the behaviour of excavations, dumps and dams and identifying changes in behaviour and performance is important to identify problems and opportunities and manage the risk to personnel, equipment and infrastructure. SRK is responsible for the long-term monitoring...
SRK's geotechnical engineers provide investigations and analysis to ensure safety and stability of open pit slopes.
We have the knowledge and experience to work on a range of studies from scoping to feasibility and operational improvement across all major resource types, for open pit and underground operations, and for operational support. Our consultants, many with industry backgrounds, have worked on deposits on all continents bringing a...
SRK's geotechnical specialists provide site evaluations and solutions.
The derivation of geotechnical mine design criteria is a fundamental aspect of the development and operation of underground mining projects. The successful development and operation of an underground mine requires the design and installation underground support systems appropriate to the rock conditions and the excavation geometries. This allows ore extraction...
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