Analysis of patterns of the open-pit mine water influx formation in the conditions of the Inhulets iron ore deposit using a three-dimensional geofiltration model
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The purpose is to study the patterns of groundwater influxe formation within the north-eastern side of the Private Joint-Stock Company “Inhuletskyi hirnycho-zbahachuvalnyi kombinat” (PJSC INHZK) open-pit mine in the conditions of disturbed hydrodynamic regime of the eastern adjacent side of the open-pit mine by the developed three-dimensional geofiltration model. The patterns have been determined of the open-pit mine water influx formation on the basis of a complex analysis of the actual data related to geological and hydrogeological structure of the iron ore deposit, the intensity and character of groundwater influx within the eastern side of the open-pit mine, and the results of numerical simulation of geofiltrational processes. By the results of inverse problems solutions, the geofiltration model reflects adequately the geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical conditions of the studied territory where the technogenically disturbed hydrodynamic regime have been formed; the calculated values of the open-pit mine water influx within the eastern side of the open-pit mine and its north-eastern site, have been determined. It has been found that the values of groundwater influx and their distribution within the eastern side of the open-pit mine and its north-eastern site depend on the manner of the water-permeable alluvial strata occurrence on the eroded surface of seat clays, and the existence of a technogenic aquifer near the rock-disposal dump base at the adjacent site of the open-pit mine. The results of this research form the basis for a substantiation of technical solutions for dewatering the north-eastern side of the PJSC INHZK open- pit mine in the conditions of further development of mining operations, and for determining the hydrodynamic parameters of dewatering facilities.