Regional analysis, structural modelling, fracture prediction and discrete fracture network (DFN) modelling techniques, as well as field work, were used to improve the understanding of natural fracture distributions to inform block caving plans. This project was on the upper end of our project timeframes due to the complexity of the data and scale of the area.
Timeframe: 1 year multi-phase project with multiple face-to-face meetings.
Structural setting: Transpression
Value added: Validated mine and DFN model to reduce risk when block-cave mining.