Date : 25th-26th February, 2022.

The webinar will address practical training and continuous effort in developing Professional Competence and Excellence' among Geology, Geotechnical and mining professionals.


Nowadays, most of the stability of opencast and underground excavation design and construction are based on the sound principles and good understanding of best practices of Rock engineering, whether it may be pit slope stability, underground stope design, excavation sequencing, or design of waste dumps or tailings impoundment structures for the storage of tailings from Mineral processing plants.

Ensuring Safety and Stability of the excavation is of primary concern to the planners, operators and the mine managements. During the project stage, or operational stage , proper planning and design of surface or underground excavations can be achieved based on geo-technical/ rock mechanics investigations for ascertaining the envisaged strata conditions to avoid unexpected consequences and costly mistakes, which may lead to loss of production and safety concerns.

The 2-day on-line training program will address day to day stability problems in operating mines and to how to minimize the risks associated with long-term stability and safety for enhancing productivity followed by case histories around the world.

The case studies include slope stability analysis of selected Iron ore, chromite and other mines, Design of underground excavations, support methods, stoping methods, pillar design and phasing of extraction, from lead-zinc, copper, chromite and coal mines. In addition, design of waste dumps, stability aspects of waste dumps and tailings dam design and construction for ensuring the long-term stability will be discussed. Design of transportation tunnels for installing conveyors, railway tunnels including monitoring the stability of structures with different types of on-site geo-technical instrumentation. Different types of geotechnical instrumentation, choice of selection, site selection, planning, installation and interpretation data for predicting strata conditions.


The training program has been tailored in such a way to handle the day to day practical problems faced by the mining engineers, geologists, civil engineers, mine management, Government departments, state and central government departments, universities, mine safety and other related disciplines.                                                                                                                                            


Brief Introduction of Rock Mechanics, Principles and basic concepts- Site investigations, Site selection, Geo-technical drilling, logging, RQD and discussion of Geo-mechanics classification and its application to site characterization. Laboratory and field methods for Soil and Rock testing, Effect of ground water on strength properties, and interpretation of results. Design of waste dumps, tailings dam for ensuring long –term stability and safety.

(4 sessions: Forenoon:

2 sessions. Afternoon 2 sessions ( each session 60 min. duration.    

Day-2: MODULE-2

Slope stability Analysis in Mines: General concepts, Different types of failure modes, Factor of safety and stability, Factors causing slope instability, Design of stable slopes, slope monitoring using field instrumentation, slope stabilization, and sensitivity of slopes due to blasting and vibrations.

Stability of Underground Structures: Basic concepts of underground mining methods Design of underground openings, stress-strain behavior, In-situ stress and measurement, induced stress, rock mass failure criterion, scaling effects in rock mechanics. Numerical modeling, Design of stopes, pillars, strength estimation of rib and crown pillar, Ground support design, mine subsidence analysis. Design of transportation tunnels, underground rock caverns etc.

(4 sessions: Forenoon: 2 sessions. Afternoon 2 sessions ( each session 60min. duration)

Case Studies will be presented at each sessions related to the topic.


Dr. Santha Ram Adibhatla , earned his M.Sc (Tech) in Applied Geology, Andhra University and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering , Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. He is Senior Professional Engineer (Engineering Council of India). He is having over 40 years of professional experience with open pit and underground hard rock mining, including application of rock mechanics to mineral conservation and systematic development of different mineral deposits in India and abroad. Actively involved with rendering consultancy services to geo-technical and rock engineering problems associated with need based industry sponsored projects and successfully completed over 40 field oriented mining projects. Dr. Ram, Presently an independent Geology/Geotechnical and Mining Consultant and also Senior Consultant with GAT MINING Ltd, Ghana. He is Visiting Professor, Geology Department, Andhra University. He loves teaching and imparting field training for upcoming mining engineers and geologists.

Fees: for the training is $195 or Ghs equivalent.

To confirm your participation, please register here , make payment and share receipt with me as early as you can before the program.

Payment Details:

1. Bank details is as below.

Name of Bank:






Account No. : 0271622180521




Account Name: GAT MINING LTD.


Account No. : 0270232544491


Mobile Money transfer.


Number: +233273230508


Name: Socrates Aboagye


The trainees will be provided with the copies of PPT presentations and the relevant course material. A certificate of participation.



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