Authors: Hutchison, BJ; Widelski,M


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Hutchison, BJ & Widelski,M 2007, 'Rockfall Management at Savage River Mine', in Y Potvin (ed.), Slope Stability 2007: Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 379-392,

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Rockfall hazards are an everyday risk in most open cut mines. This paper describes the management techniques used to assess and mitigate rockfall hazards at the Savage River Mine located in the high rainfall environment of the west coast of Tasmania.

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Rockfall Management at the Savage River Mine B.J. Hutchison, M. Widelski
392 Slope Stability 2007, Perth, Australia

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