The Dannemora mine has been in production since (at least) 1481 until its first closure in 1992. The fact that the mine is very old, but also has been closed for some time, has influenced the infrastructure and mine planning during the earlier era of mining.
Claudio is a Civil Mining Engineer from the University of Santiago of Chile who performed his end-of-degree project analyzing a support system on a laboratory scale that has a self-supporting capacity in order to establish relationships between the main variables that define the physical behavior of the model. Also, Itasca's UDEC was used to observe the behavior of the stresses within the rock mass. He worked in the rock mechanics laboratory (CGEM) preparing and executing destructive and non-destructive geomechanical tests on intact rock.
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