Optimization of Mont-Wright open pit mine planning and design using an integrated Geostatistical-Geomechanical approach

This research project aims to develop an integrated geostatistical-geomechanical approach to address the spatial distribution of rock mass mechanical properties, for use in optimization of Mont- Wright open pit mine planning and design. This approach allows a better understanding of rock mass conditions based on limited sampling locations. The methodology would allow the inherent heterogeneity of rock masses to be taken into account in mine planning and design, on the understanding that more accurate knowledge of the spatial distribution of rock mass mechanical properties promotes safe and economic mine design.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Kamran Esmaeili


Hesameddin Eivazy


Arcelor Mittal Mines Canada


Engineering - civil


Mining and quarrying


University of Toronto



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