Itasca International, Inc

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Itasca International, Inc Services

  • Mining

    Itasca offers advanced, first-hand knowledge of mining challenges around the globe and a collective pool of expertise covering a wide range of mine operations, from hard to soft rock mining using both open pit and underground techniques. The company understands the unique geomechanics, hydrologic, and microseismic problems associated with surface and underground mines and the logistical constraints that are encountered in solving them.

  • Open Pit Mine Design Services

    Open Pit Mine Design Services

    Itasca specializes in the assessment of slope stability and design of pit slopes on bench, inter-ramp, and global mine scales. Itasca performs slope, instrumentation, and remediation design at many of the world’s largest open pit mines. Expertise in slope stability is not limited to open pit slopes. The company also routinely analyzes the static and dynamic stability of waste dumps, leach piles, and tailings dams.

  • Blast Design Services

    Blast Design Services

    In addition to conventional analytical and empirical methods, Itasca has developed Blo-Up, a proprietary tool for blast analysis as part of the HSBM consortium. Blo-Up can be used to understand blasthole-to-blasthole interaction, optimize fragmentation and throw, and minimize undesirable damage (e.g., smooth blasting for wall control). This...

  • Cave Mining Services

    Cave Mining Services

    Caving is applied to increasingly deep, large, strong, and heterogeneous ore bodies. This increases the risk of stranded reserves in overhangs, potential for cave stall and air-blast, infrastructure rehabilitation or loss, and large-scale caving-induced subsidence.

  • Tailings Dams Services

    Tailings Dams Services

    Tailings dams are among the largest and most critical artificial structures in the world. Their analysis requires careful evaluation of all components and loading conditions. Itasca has performed detailed design and stability analyses for major tailing dams. Each analysis has been reviewed by experts representing governing authorities.