Spoil Pile Instability with Reference to the Goonyella Mine, Queensland
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1981
The characteristics and causes of the spoil pile failures at the Goonyella Mine are described, and research results from investigations of spoil pile instability are discussed. Some effects on spoil stability of the development of deep strip mining projects are considered and recommendations are made for relevant research.