The Kevitsa open pit mine has been in operation since 2012 and was acquired by Boliden in 2016. A new strategic plan is currently being developed to investigate an increase in production. In conjunction with this, the geotechnical slope design parameters for the final pit depth, including a possibly deeper pit, need to be analyzed.
Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in 3DEC.
The ARMA Student Design Competition (SDC) aims to engage students in the practice of rock engineering and promote interaction with peers and professionals from academia and industry. Following the success of SDC 2021 with a case study in slope stability, we are excited to continue SDC 2022 in the field of tunneling design.
Jorge is a Civil Mining Engineer with more than 18 years of experience developing projects around the world for mining, consulting, and explosive companies. Before joining Itasca, he worked at Nevada Gold Mines (a joint venture between Barrick and Newmont) as the Senior Drill and Blast Engineer at Phoenix mine. In 2021, he was appointed the Subject Matter Expert in Blasting for all the Nevada Gold Mines operations. His expertise is in Drill and Blast Engineering, Mine Planning, Machine Learning, Photogrammetry, and Applied Research in Blasting. In 2017 he was selected by the Fulbright Chile foundation to develop a Ph.D. in Mineral Resources Engineering at the University of Nevada Reno.
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