Experience • Industrial and Mining

West Elk Mine Slope Stability Analysis

  • Client Mountain Coal Company

  • Location Somerset California

  • Services Slope stability on refuse pile, new access road construction

Project Highlights

  • Analysis included obtaining representative soil samples from the field for laboratory analysis

  • Modeled the stability of the existing refuse pile

  • Used SLOPE/ W analysis of the hillside

  • Confirmed that the refuse pile was being stably constructed

  • In accordance with Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board

  • Permitted, designed and supervised construction of 1.3-mile long access road

  • Conducted a hydrologic/ hydraulic analysis for roadway drainage

  • Geotechnical investigation/slope stability analysis

  • Roadway design

  • Drainage design to meet requirements of USFS and the State of Colorado

  • Performed construction administration and observation