ROCK QUALITY ESTIMATION FOR THE MINE TO MILL PROCESS

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Setting of a 3D model with geomechanic characteristics of rock mass such as in the Young Modulus, Poisson Coefficient, RMR, RQD, UCS and Barton Q. In the last twenty years, the use of the velocity of waves spreading over a rock mass to estimate its geomechanical quality has been investigated and applied. Nevertheless, its application has not been made available to the masses as an operational practice due to its high application cost because of the short range of the available technologies. Tecnoexplora proposes a new technology which allows us to measure the velocity of micro seismic waves with precision and in a great area expansion. Letting us estimate rock mass quality in a 3D model with the aim of improving rock characterization for the ‘’Mine to Mill’’ concept implementation.