Mina El Mochito

Project Highlights:

  • Diseño Presa de Relaves con Ciclón Aguas Arriba
  • Diseños de Presas de Relaves Construidas Aguas Abajos con Materiales Sueltos
  • Evaluación de Riesgos Geológicos
  • Diseño a Nivel de Detalle por la Construcción
  • Planos Conforme a Obra
  • Planes de Acción antes Emergenicas
  • Planes de Operaciones
  • Análisis de Riesgo
  • CQA
  • Observación y Análisis de Alternativas

El Mochito es una mina subterránea de zinc y plata, ubicada en las Montañas de Santa Bárbara, en el centro-norte de Honduras. El Equipo de Tierra Group ha estado a cargo del manejo de relaves en El Mochito durante los últimos 25 años. Desde 1989, los ingenieros de Tierra Group han brindado servicios de consultoría, diseño y construcción para tres depósitos de relaves (El Bosque, Pozo Azul y Soledad), a fin de mantener operaciones mineras continuas. Siendo que El Mochito está ubicado en el trópico, el manejo de las colas ha sido lleno de muchos desafíos en los últimos años, incluyendo los monzones, inundaciones, terrenos kársticos, flujos de desecho, construcciones con tierras del trópico (laterita y saprolita), y turbulencia social; sin mencionar los precios volátiles del metal! A lo largo de todo este proceso, el Equipo de Tierra Group ha perseverado con los dueños y con el manejo de las minas para mantener las operaciones continuas y un record de seguridad sin pérdida de tiempo en su TSF.

Project Highlights:

  • Diseño Presa de Relaves con Ciclón Aguas Arriba
  • Diseños de Presas de Relaves Construidas Aguas Abajos con Materiales Sueltos
  • Evaluación de Riesgos Geológicos
  • Diseño a Nivel de Detalle por la Construcción
  • Planos Conforme a Obra
  • Planes de Acción antes Emergenicas
  • Planes de Operaciones
  • Análisis de Riesgo
  • CQA
  • Observación y Análisis de Alternativas

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