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.
Slope Performance Monitoring Course
The Geotechnical Center of Excellence (GCE) at the University of Arizona has gathered some of the leading professionals in the slope monitoring [Read more]
Professional Development: Water Course on LOP Website
Offered by the Geotechnical Center of Excellence (GCE) at the University of Arizona, developed and taught by some of the leading [Read more]
Center of Excellence’s 2022 Geotechnical Radar Monitoring Course
In 2021, the Large Open Pit Project supported a Professional Development Water Course offered by the Geotechnical Center of Excellence [Read more]
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