Technical Papers

Mine Dewatering in a Compartmentalized Hydrogeologic Setting at Sishen Mine in South Africa

Abstract:

Sishen mine in South Africa is one of the largest open-pit iron mines in the world. It is characterized by a complex, compartmentalized hydrogeologic setting that comprised numerous dykes, regional water-bearing faults, and inter-bedded localized geologic units. The groundwater flow in the vicinity is mainly controlled by regional dykes and faults in a karst aquifer. A 3-D groundwater model was used to simulate the unique geologic setting for water management and dewatering strategies at the mine.

Citation:

Liu, H., E. Nel, J. Kotze, and D. Ding. 2013. Mine dewatering in a compartmentalized hydrogeologic setting at Sishen Mine in South Africa. International Mine Water Association Annual Meeting, Golden, CO, 5-9 August.

Authors:

Dong Ding

Houmao Liu

Link to Full Text:

Compartmentalized Dewatering.pdf

Latest News
  • Introducing Our New IMASS Constitutive Model The Itasca Constitutive Model for Advanced Strain Softening (IMASS) has been developed to represent the...
    Read More
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Response ...
    Read More

Upcoming Events
21 Jan
Griddle Version 2.0 has been Released | Learn What's New
Griddle 2.0 Has Been Released! Join us for a webinar on "What's New in Griddle 2.0?"... Read More
8 Mar
FLAC3D 2021 Online, Live Introductory Training
... Read More
22 Mar
3DEC and UDEC 2021 Online, Live Introductory Training
... Read More