Recent Posts

Archive

Tags

BLAST FROM THE PAST THURSDAY - GRASBERG MINE SLOPE FAILURE

In August and September 2003 the rate of movement of the slope began to increase from about 4 millimeters a day up to 8mm, and then 10mm before moving back down. In early October, the slope continued to pick up speed and by October 5th parts of it were moving at 20mm and 30mm a day. Then, on October 9th, a landslide was imminent on the world's richest gold mine, arriving in a torrent of 2.5 million tonnes of rock and mud that killed eight workers - Sydney Morning Herald.

©2020 by School of Rock.