As part of the project, we recently completed our first round of sampling at Newmont’s Boddington Gold Mine tailings storage facility. The sampling comprised collection of the following types of samples: Block samples, to enable laboratory element tests on intact material Bulk samples in two “Bulker Bags”, to provide the large quantity of material required for CPT calibration chamber testing Sample bags of bulk samples, for remoulded laboratory element testing and beam centr
Things are getting exciting at UWA, with some of our equipment for the project starting to arrive. So far, our GDS triaxial system and the outer shell of our new calibration chamber have arrived. We have also manufactured and commissioned new critical state testing moulds and platens. Photos of some of the equipment below.