Geologic Hazards

Video: Geobrugg Rockfall Protection in Open Pit Mines

The latest Geobruug newsletter talked about the variety of rockfall mitigation solutions they have installed at the Kanmantoo open pit mine in Australia in recent years.  Those include flexible rockfall barriers, anchored mesh, rockfall attenuators, […]


GroundProve releases new SSR-FX in-pit radar
Available Resources

GroundProbe Releases New In Pit Radar

GroundProbe has released a new slope stability monitoring radar for use in pit. The SSR-FX is designed to aid in increasing safety and productivity in mines. According to GroundProbe CEO John Beevers: “The SSR-FX is […]


Nachterstedt Landslide in Eastern Germany
Failures

Nachterstedt Landslide in Eastern Germany, Three People Believed Missing

Nachterstedt Landslide in Eastern GermanyA massive landslide in the little town of Nachterstedt in Eastern Germany early on Saturday morning local time caused two houses to vanish into a nearby lake. Three people are believed to have been in the buildings at the time of the slide. Rescue efforts are still on going and had to be halted during the night but were resumed the next morning. Helicopters with infrared cameras and dogs were used to find the missing people, but with no success so far. Approximately 60 residents of nearby buildings had to be evacuated and put up in emergency shelters. (Photo by Spiegel Online) [Editor] More after the break. [/Editor] 

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