An Investigation into the Rock mechanics Aspects of Sublevel Open Stope Mining

Rock mechanics investigations are carried out to evaluate the sublevel open stope mining method used at the tungsten mine in Bursa (Turkey) with respect to the stability of stopes, rib pillars and its various galleries. Although the orebody is massive in nature, it shows various rock mass strength characteristics. Major geological patterns and their strength characteristics are extensively studied together with the physical and mechanical properties of the ore-bearing rock (scarn) and the wall rocks. Using different rock mass classification systems, a careful evaluation of rock mass is established. Back analyses are carried out. The stability of stopes and pillars is studied. Design procedures and measures to be taken are suggested.
International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), 5th International Congress on rock Mechanics, (1 - 03 Mayıs 1983)


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C. Karpuz, “An Investigation into the Rock mechanics Aspects of Sublevel Open Stope Mining,” Melbourne, Avustralya, 1983, p. 151, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: