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Design Application for Mine Reclamation

Southwest Region, United States


Client Confidential
Industries Mining
Services Civil & Landfill, Construction—Design/Build/Management, Detailed Design & Construction, Geotechnical Engineering, Information Management, Mining Services, Site Remediation

Assignment

Post-mining topographical (PMT) design was used to help mine operators better understand how to utilise draglines to remove spoil peaks and place excess material in designated areas at a former mining location.

Our Role
With a modeling software package known as 3D-Dig, the excavation, dumping and spoil transport processes could be designed and modified as necessary with successive iterations of design simulations. The time and step-by-step details on accomplishing the post-mining topography with a dragline were also provided.

The modeling results also yielded data on estimated rehandle volumes, or the amount of material that would need to be moved more than once. This consideration is invaluable to budgeting and constructing a timeline for this stage of the reclamation.

Associated Services

Detailed Design & Construction - Design/Build/Management
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Ground Engineering Services
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Information Management & Graphics Services
Golder's Information Management & Graphics Consultants apply our expertise to transform the vast amounts of raw data underlying the...

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Site Remediation
Successful remediation of a contaminated site demands that all aspects of the site – its history, geology, chemistry, future land and...

Sustainability Services
Developing sustainable solutions—in everything from mining operations and energy production to master planning for urban...

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