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Presented by: Dr. David Nutakor

November 14, 2017
Maggiano's Little Italy
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Event Description


Dr. David Nutakor is a professional geotechnical engineer with over 10 years experience in open pit geotechnical engineering. David received his BS degree in mining engineering from University of Mines and Technology in Ghana, MS in mine geotechnical engineering from University of Nevada, Reno, and PhD in geotechnical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla.  David is currently the head of Geotechnical/Hydrological department for the Rio Tinto California operations. He has been with Rio Tinto for the past nine years. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, David worked for Newmont Mining Corporation in Nevada and Ghana. He has published papers on pit slope stability evaluation and rock joint testing.


There will be discussion of slope design, implementation, and verification in open pit mining, with emphasis on various monitoring systems used to monitor mine pit slopes in order to protect equipment and personnel working in the pit area.  During David’s time with Rio Tinto and Newmont, he’s seen a lot of challenges that he’ll be sharing in this presentation.


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