Improving Critical Groundwater Predictions for Block Cave Mining

WSP USA has developed a 3D groundwater model utilizing an innovative approach to simulate underground mining.

The block cave mining process induces a large stress on the overlying rock mass through the removal of rock at the base of the ore body.


This graphic shows a coupled 3D groundwater model property grid. The colors represent time-varying material property multipliers for block cave cells at end of life for a mine.