Mining Geohazard Services

Mining Geohazard Services

GeoStabilization International® provides engineered solutions to the mining and quarry industries. We provide expertise to your operation to safeguard against rockfall, unstable ground conditions, and can deliver viable geohazard remediation solutions to your most challenging problems.

We provide engineered solutions for sustainable mining with the advantages of:

From the early exploration phase for green field sites to full mine production and final reclamation, GSI® specializes in protecting your mine infrastructure, safeguarding your mining operation with engineered geohazard solutions.

Mine Operations
Protecting Mine Infrastructure
Undercut Slab
Safeguarding Mine Operations

Monitoring and Mitigation
Engineering Solutions for Geohazard Mitigation
Slope Failure Monitoring and Remediation

Protecting Mine Infrastructure

GSI® has extensive experience repairing landslides and stabilizing slopes and access roads. We design difficult access micropile foundations, provide rockfall protection scaling, install catchment barriers, and build retaining walls for various mining infrastructure.

Our equipment is purpose-built to allow for exceptional production in difficult access areas, including remote geological exploration sites. This translates into rapid, low-cost mitigation with minimal environmental impact and permitting time, allowing for continuous access and production. GSI® mining infrastructure services include:

Undercut Slab

It’s common to see infrastructure footings over weakened rock masses degrade with time. GSI can develop a remediation strategy that ensures your infrastructure foundation is preserved and the structural integrity is maintained for your valued assets.

Safeguarding Mine Operations

Slope stability and highwall safety is at the forefront for all open pit mining operations. Our seasoned geotechnical engineers and highly experienced staff bring an extensive and specialized expertise to resolving your geotechnical problems. GSI® can respond within 24 hours to geohazard events to safeguard your personnel and your infrastructure. Typical operational services include:

Engineering Solutions for Geohazard Mitigation

GSI® engineers responsive solutions for sustainable mining. Our engineers provide mitigation designs using our specialized equipment, enabling a shorter onsite remediation, a lower overall cost, and minimal disruption to your operation.

Optimizing final walls and bench designs can reduce the overall footprint of your final pit design. For example the benefits of establishing steeper pit walls or reduced bench width may result in improved access to ore and/or reduce the removal of waste rock. GSI provides engineered solutions for sustainable mining. GSI® Engineering services include:

Slope Failure Monitoring and Remediation

Slope failures do not occur spontaneously. There is scientific reasoning for each failure. Real-time site monitoring allows mine operators to plan and implement appropriate proactive actions with sufficient notice to support a safer working environment, ongoing operations, engineering and planning.

Services include Slope Failure, Rockfall Mitigation, Compaction Grouting Solutions, Soil Stabilization, Retaining Wall / Bridge Construction, and Landslide Remediation.

Across areas where access cannot be maintained or guaranteed for safety, monitoring equipment acquires data from a safe position, operated remotely, and offers real-time data for engineering and operational decision making. Monitoring can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a newly constructed buttress, dewatering key zones, or the impact of a drainage diversion against its overall effectiveness on reducing slope movement. Our strategy includes:

  1. Site Investigation

    24 hour engineering response with slope risk assessment and management systems.
    Key failure mechanisms and improve the overall stability of a slope.

  2. Monitoring

    Monitoring can proactively identify, prioritize, ultimately mitigate hazards.
    Early detection of wall failure allows operators to plan and implement appropriate actions with sufficient notice to minimize the effect of the failure.

  3. Analysis

    Using available geotechnical data and information collected during our site visit, GSI determines the most cost effective mitigation strategy.

  4. Design / Build

    With in-house engineers and geologists, GSI provides a timely response, lower costs of repair, better conditions to design and build under with minimal disruption to current operations.
    Design and construction options that are most effective and best suited for the site under emergent conditions.

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