Geotechnical investigation at a mine tailings dam, Chile

Geotechnical investigation at a mine tailings dam

Geotechnical investigation at a mine tailings dam

The teams at ConeTec carried out a geotechnical site investigation of a large mine tailings dam in Chile. They carried out seismic piezocone penetration testing (SCPTu) and installed push-in VW piezometers to depths of up to 100 metres. The primary purpose of the investigation is to monitor the stability of the dam. The goal was to safely provide high quality geotechnical information to support engineering decisions.