The Large Open Pit Project

has a singular focus on enabling

mining geomechanics slope design engineers

to predict slope performance

and reliability

using real data.

Large Open Pit Mine Slope Stability Project

Meeting #7, Sydney 26 - 27 November 2018

The Large Open Pit Mine Slope Stability Project

addresses an industry wide need for improved knowledge

of the mechanisms involved in rock slope design.

The Large Open Pit Mine Slope Stability Project

is an international research and technology transfer project.

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Our Mission

The Large Open Pit (LOP) project is an international research and technology transfer project focused on the stability of large slopes associated with open pit mines. It is an industry-sponsored and funded project that was initiated in 2005. The LOP’s sponsors have comprised a diverse group of multinational mining companies, joint venture partners and individual mines representing a majority of the world’s diamond and base metals production.  The project’s objective is to develop and transfer of skills to manage the geotechnical risk of large open pits, address critical gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the relationships between the strength and deformability of rock masses, and the likely mechanisms of rock slope failures and landslides in large open pit mines.

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