This page provides a list of some of the literature that we are aware of, that utilises mXrap or its predecessor MS-RAP or makes reference to this software.

If you would like to reference mXrap, please use the following reference:

Harris, PH & Wesseloo, J 2015, mXrap software, version 5, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, https://mxrap.com/

Papers

NORDSTRÖM, E, DINEVA S & NORDLUND, E 2019, ‘Back Analysis of Short-Term Seismic Hazard Indicators of Larger Seismic Events in Deep Underground Mines (LKAB, Kiirunavaara Mine, Sweden)‘. Pure and Applied Geophysics, vol 170, no. 9-10 pp.1-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-019-02352-8

CUMMING-POTVIN, D, POTVIN, Y, WESSELOO, J, HARRIS, P, HO, C & HEINSEN EGAN, M 2019, ‘Development of a single-pass detailed damage mapping application‘, in J Hadjigeorgiou & M Hudyma (eds), Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 85-100.

SASSEVILLE, G, GRENON, M & MORISSETTE, P 2019, ‘Assessing the contribution of seismicity to the demand on ground support elements at LaRonde mine‘, in J Hadjigeorgiou & M Hudyma (eds), Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 155-168.

LANDRY, D & REIMER, E 2019, ‘Failure mechanisms and ground support observations at Coleman mine, Sudbury Basin‘, in J Hadjigeorgiou & M Hudyma (eds), Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 253-266.

POTVIN, Y, HADJIGEORGIOU, J & WESSELOO, J 2019, ‘Towards optimising ground support systems in underground mines‘, in J Hadjigeorgiou & M Hudyma (eds), Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 493-502.

LINZER, LM, HILDYARD, MW, SPOTTISWOODE, SM & WESSELOO, J 2019, ‘Do stopes contribute to the seismic source?‘, in W Joughin (ed), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining , The Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy , Johannesburg

MCFADYEN, B, GRENON, M, MORISSETTE, P & WOODWARD, K, 2019, ‘Preliminary Assessment of Primary Stope Performance for a Seismically Active Mine’ In 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium American Rock Mechanics Association

MORKEL, IG, WESSELOO, J & POTVIN, Y 2019, ‘The validity of Es/Ep as a source parameter in mining seismology‘, in W Joughin (ed), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining , The Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy , Johannesburg

POTVIN, Y, WESSELOO, J, MORKEL, G, TIERNEY, S, WOODWARD, K & CUELLO, D 2019, ‘Seismic Risk Management practices in metalliferous mines‘, in W Joughin (ed), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining , The Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy , Johannesburg, pp. 123-132

SASSEVILLE, G, GRENON, M AND MORISSETTE, P, 2019, ‘Identification of Critical Factors Contributing to Increased Demand on Ground Support Elements at LaRonde Mine’ In 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium American Rock Mechanics Association

TIERNEY, S, CUMMING-POTVIN, D, HOPKINS, M AND LETT, J, 2019, ‘Back Analysis for Evaluation of Blast Re-Entry Analysis Techniques’ In 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium American Rock Mechanics Association

TIERNEY, SR, WOODWARD, KR & WESSELOO, J 2019, ‘Seismic exclusions and re-entry from a risk perspective’, in J Wesseloo (ed), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Mining Geomechanical Risk, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 181-194

WESSELOO, J 2019, ‘Addressing some misconceptions regarding seismic hazard assessment in mines‘, in W Joughin (ed), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining , The Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy , Johannesburg, pp. 267-292

XU, Y, BLAKE, T, FENG, XT & CAI, M, 2019, ‘Ground control management at Alamos’s Young Davidson Mine’ In 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium American Rock Mechanics Association

WOODS, MJ, POULTER, ME & KING, RG 2018, ‘Progression and management of seismic hazard through the life of Telfer sublevel cave‘, in Y Potvin & J Jakubec (eds), Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 623-636.

JONSSON, K & MARTINSSON, J 2018, ‘Evaluating the effect on seismicity of a hydraulic fracturing trial using Bayesian data analysis‘, in Y Potvin & J Jakubec (eds), Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 451-658.

GOULET, A, GRENON, M,MORISETTE, P,  WOODWARD, K, WESSELOO, J, 2018, ‘Properties of Large-Scale Geological Features and Seismic Responses Affecting Strainburst Potential in Deep Underground Mines‘. In ISRM International Symposium-10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium. International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

GOULET, A, GRENON, M, WOODWARD, K, WESSELOO, J & MORISETTE, P 2018, ‘Development of an integrated geotechnical database and associated analysis tools for excavation design in seismically active underground mines‘, Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association, Alexandria, paper 18-147.

WESSELOO, J 2018, ‘The spatial assessment of the current seismic hazard state for hard rock underground mines‘, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 1839-1862, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1430-4

CARUSONE, O & HUDYMA, M 2017, ‘Variations in apparent stress and energy index as indicators of stress and yielding around excavations‘, in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Underground Mining Technology, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 205-218.

DINEVA, S & BOSKOVIC, M 2017, ‘Evolution of seismicity at Kiruna Mine‘, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 125-139.

DUNN, MJ 2017, ‘Dynamic ground support — design methodologies and uncertainties‘, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 637-650.

JOUGHIN, WC 2017, ‘Dealing with uncertainty and risk in the design of deep and high stress mining excavations’, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 489-507.

MORKEL, IG & WESSELOO, J 2017, ‘The effect of sensor bandwidth limitations on the calculation of seismic hazard for mines‘, in JA Vallejos (ed.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines (RaSiM9), University of Chile, Santiago, pp. 42-49.

MORKEL, IG & ROSSI-RIVERA, P 2017, ‘The implementation and quantification of the Vallejos and McKinnon re-entry methodology‘, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 173-181.

MORKEL, IG & WESSELOO, J 2017, ‘A technique to determine systematic shifts in microseismic databases‘, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 105-116.

NORDSTRÖM, E, DINEVA, S & NORDLUND, E (2017) ‘Source parameters of seismic events potentially associated with damage in block 33/34 of the Kiirunavaara mine (Sweden)’, Acta Geophysica, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11600-017-0066-1

POTVIN, Y 2017, ‘The need for new technology to optimise the engineering design of ground support systems in underground mines‘, in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Underground Mining Technology, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 9-22.

STEPHENSON, RM & SANDY, MP 2017, ‘Ground control methods in squeezing and rockburst-prone ground in mining — case studies and benchmarking‘, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 681-692.

TIERNEY, SR & MORKEL, IG 2017, ‘The optimisation and comparison of re-entry assessment methodologies for use in seismically active mines‘, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 183-196.

WOODWARD, KR & TIERNEY, SR (2017), ‘Seismic hazard estimation using databases with bimodal frequency–magnitude behaviour‘, in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Underground Mining Technology, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 219-232.

CAMPBELL, AD, AH MU, E, BUNKER, KA & PENNEY, AR (2016), ‘Managing Stress and Seismicity in an Inclined Sublevel Cave’, Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining.

CUMMING-POTVIN, D, WESSELOO, J, JACOBSZ, SW & KEARSLEY, E (2016), ‘Results from Physical Models of Block Caving’, Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining.

POTVIN, Y, GRANT, D, MUNGUR, G, WESSELOO, J & KIM, Y (2016), ‘Practical Stope Reconciliation in Large-scale Operations Part 2, Olympic Dam, South Australia’, Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining.

BROWN, LG, HUDYMA, MR & TURCOTTE, P (2015), ‘Seismic hazard assessment using apparent stress ratio’, in Y Potvin (ed.), First International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 123-134.

MORKEL, IG, WESSELOO, J & HARRIS, P (2015), ‘Highlighting and quantifying seismic data quality concerns‘, in PM Dight (ed.), Ninth International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 539-549.

POTVIN, Y, GRANT, D & MUNGUR, G (2015), ‘Towards a practical stope reconciliation process in large-scale bulk underground stoping operations, Olympic Dam, South Australia’, CIM Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 102-110.

SALVONI, M, ABBOTT, K & DIGHT, PM (2015), ‘Improvement of pseudo-3D pit displacement mapping technique through geodetic prism data integration’, in PM Dight (ed.), Ninth International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 185-193.

WOODWARD, KR & WESSELOO, J (2015), ‘Observed spatial and temporal behaviour of seismic rock mass response to blasting’, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 115, pp. 1045-1056.

CUMMING-POTVIN, D & HILLS, PB (2014), ‘Use of a Pre-existing Microseismic Monitoring System to Detect Trapped Miners (with Reflections on Beaconsfield 2006)’, AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference.

DISLEY, NV (2014), ‘Seismic risk and hazard management at Kidd Mine’, in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 107-121.

JALBOUT, A & SIMSER, B (2014), ‘Rock mechanics tools for mining in high stress ground conditions at Nickel Rim South Mine’, in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 189-208.

TURCOTTE, P (2014), ‘Practical applications of a rockburst database to ground support design at LaRonde Mine’, in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 79-91.

WESSELOO, J (2014), ‘Evaluation of the spatial variation of the b-value’, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 114, no. 10.

WESSELOO, J, WOODWARD, KR & PEREIRA, J (2014), ‘Grid-based analysis of seismic data’, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 114, no. 10.

WETTAINEN, T & MARTINSSON, J (2014), ‘Estimation of future ground vibration levels in Malmberget town due to mining-induced seismic activity’, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 114, no. 10, pp. 835-843.

YAO, M, SAMPSON-FORSYTHE, A & PUNKKINEN, AR (2014), ‘Examples of ground support practice in challenging ground conditions at Vale’s deep operations in Sudbury’, in M Hudyma & Y Potvin (eds), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 291-304.

CAI, M (2013), ‘Principles of rock support in burst-prone ground’, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 36, pp. 46-56.

CUMMING-POTVIN, D, WESSELOO, J, POTVIN, Y & GREEN, M (2013), ‘Investigating the Potential for locating trapped miners using a pre-existing microseismic monitoring system’, 8th International Symposium Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines, RaSiM8.

MIKULA, PA (2013), ‘Progress with empirical performance charting for confident selection of ground support in seismic conditions’, Mining Technology, vol. 121, no. 4, pp. 192-203.

DIGHT, PM, TARASOV, BG & O’HARE, AW (2013), ‘Determining the proneness of rock to strainburst’, 8th International Symposium Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines, RaSiM8.

JARUFE, JA & VASQUEZ, P (2013), ‘Numerical modelling and rock support design in Codelco’s New Mine Level panel caving project’, in Y Potvin & B Brady (eds), Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 513-523.

MIKULA, PA (2013), ‘Progress with empirical performance charting for confident selection of ground support in seismic conditions’, Mining Technology, vol. 121, no. 4, pp. 192-203.

PENNEY, AR & HILLS, PH (2013), ‘Development of seismic heading re-entry and exclusion zones at the Tasmania Mine’, 8th International Symposium on Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines, RaSiM8.

POTVIN, Y & WESSELOO, J (2013), ‘Towards an understanding of dynamic demand on ground support’, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 113, pp. 913-922.

POTVIN, Y & WESSELOO, J (2013), ‘Keynote Lecture: Improving seismic risk management in hardrock mines’, 8th International Symposium on Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines, RaSiM8.

HILLS, PB (2012), ‘Managing seismicity at the Tasmania Mine’, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining Technology, vol. 121, no. 4, pp. 204-217.

WESSELOO, J (2013), ‘Towards real-time probabilistic hazard assessment of the current hazard state for mines’, 8th International Symposium on Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines, RaSiM8.

JARUFE, J, POTVIN, Y & WESSELOO, J (2012), ‘Application of the limit equilibrium strength to the seismic assessment of shear related seismicity’, in Y Potvin (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 389-400.

MIKULA, PA (2012), ‘Progress with empirical performance charting for confident selection of ground support in seismic conditions’, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining Technology, vol. 121, no. 4, pp. 192-203.

POPE, N, WESSELOO, J & OWEN, M (2011), ‘Assessment of re-entry analysis procedures at an Australian mine’, Strategic versus Tactic Approaches in Mining 2011.

POTVIN, Y, GRANT, D & MUNGER, G (2012), ‘Towards a practical stope reconciliation process at Olympic Dam’, Sixth International Conference on Mass Mining.

WESSELOO, J (2011), ‘Empirical methods for assessment of seismic system sensitivity’, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining Technology, vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 105-111.

HUDYMA, MR, FRENETTE, P & LESLIE, I (2010), ‘Monitoring open stope caving at Goldex Mine’, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining Technology, vol. 119, no. 3, pp. 142-150.

HUDYMA, MR & POTVIN, Y (2010), ‘An engineering approach to seismic risk management in hardrock mines’, Rock mechanics and rock engineering, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 891-906.

POTVIN, Y, JARUFE, J & WESSELOO, J (2010), ‘Interpretation of seismic data and numerical modelling of fault reactivation at El Teniente, Reservas Norte sector’, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining Technology, vol. 119, no. 3, pp. 175-181.

HUDYMA, MR, FRENETTE, P & LESLIE, I (2010), ‘Monitoring open stope caving at Goldex Mine’, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining Technology, vol. 119, no. 3, pp. 142-150.

HUDYMA, MR & POTVIN, Y (2010), ‘An engineering approach to seismic risk management in hardrock mines’, Rock mechanics and rock engineering, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 891-906.

POTVIN, Y (2009), ‘Strategies and tactics to control seismic risks in mines’, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy vol. 109, no. 3, p. 177.

WESSELOO, J & SWEBY, GJ (2008), ‘Microseismic monitoring of hard rock mine slopes.’, 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium: SHIRMS 2008.

MIKULA, PA, HEAL, D & HUDYMA, MR (2008), Generic Seismic Risk Management Plan – an industry guideline for the management of mine seismicity and rockbursts in mechanised, metalliferous underground mines, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, Western Australia.

HEAL, D, POTVIN, Y & HUDYMA, MR (2006), ‘Evaluating rockburst damage potential in underground mining’, ARMA/USRMS 06 Conference.

HUDYMA, MR, POTVIN, Y & HEAL, D (2006), ‘The Mine Seismicity Risk Analysis Program (MS-RAP) – Transforming microseismic data into rock engineering knowledge’, 3rd International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining.

VEZINA, F, HEAL, D & HUDYMA, MR (2005), ‘Le système micro-séismique, un outil de prévention et d’aide à la conception’, 20th Colloque de contrôle de terrain de l’AMQ.

HEAL, D, HUDYMA, MR & VEZINA, F (2005), ‘Seismic hazard at Agnico-Eagle’s Laronde mine using MS-RAP’, CIM Maintenance Engineering and Mine Operators Conference.

HUDYMA, MR, HEAL, D & MIKULA, PA (2003), ‘Seismic monitoring in mines – old technology, new applications’, 1st Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference.

Theses

CUMMING-POTVIN DJ (2018), An Extended Conceptual Model of Caving Mechanics, PhD thesis, The University of Western Australia, Perth.

BROWN, LG (2018), Seismic Hazard Evaluation Using Apparent Stress Ratio for Mining Induced Seismic Events, PhD thesis, Laurentian University, Sudbury.

GOULET, A (2018). Développement et application d’un modèle géomécanique intégré pour une exploitation minière sous hautes contraintes et sujette à la séismicité., M.Sc. thesis, Université Laval, Quebec.

CARUSONE, OT, (2018). Interpretation of rock mass yield using apparent stress of microseismic events–examples from Glencore’s Nickel Rim South Mine, Sudbury, Ontario, M.A.Sc. thesis, Laurentian University, Sudbury.

BROWN, LG (2015), Seismic Hazard Evaluation Using Apparent Stress Ratio for Mining Induced Seismic Events, M.Eng. thesis, Laurentian University, Sudbury.

WOODWARD, KR (2015), Identification and delineation of mining induced seismic responses, PhD thesis, The University of Western Australia, Perth.

ABOLFAZLZADEH, Y (2013). ‘Application of seismic monitoring in caving mines, M.A.Sc. thesis, Laurentian University, Sudbury.

YOUNG, DP (2012), Energy Variations in Mining-Induced Seismic Events Using Apparent Stress, MSc thesis, Laurentian University.

PENNEY, AR (2011), Development of re-entry guidelines and exclusion zones at the Tasmania Gold Mine, M.Eng. thesis, Curtin University of Technology.

WOLDEMEDHIN, BY & HANNINGTON, M (2011), Investigation of Rock-fall and Support Damage Induced by Seismic Motion at Kiirunavaara Mine, M.Eng. thesis, Luleå University of Technology.

HEAL, D (2010), Observations and analysis of incidences of rockburst damage in underground mines, PhD thesis, The University of Western Australia.

HUDYMA, MR (2009), Analysis and interpretation of clusters of seismic events in mines, PhD thesis, The University of Western Australia.