MODELLING AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES TO AID MINING OPERATIONS ON THE NAMIBIAN COASTLINE

G.G. Smith, G.P. Mocke, D.H. Swart

Abstract


The extraction of diamondiferous ore deposits along the coastal strip of southern Namibia has called for novel mining techniques. Quantitative analysis of coastal processes incorporating the prediction of short and long term shoreline response has proved particularly useful in optimizing such techniques. Further attention has been given to assessing the impact of mining operations on the nearshore ecosystem through comprehensive monitoring and modelling analyses.

Keywords


Nambia; mining; mining model

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