1. Cave Geomechanical Index (CGI). Classification and Contribution to the Conservation of Natural Caves in the Iron Mines

Iuri Brandi; Marcelo Barbosa; Airton Barata; Rafael De Paula; Tomas Correa; Hernani Lima; Robert Osborne

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 134-161


  Cave geotechnical studies have been the key to meeting the requirements of Brazilian environmental legislation for the conservation of speleological heritage in mining areas. This paper presents a methodology that classifies iron caves according to their susceptibility to structural instability called ...  Read More