Geological Reconciliation Study: Estimated Remaining Overburden Material and Reserve at Sibanyis Quarry, Kuching, Sarawak

Jong E Cheng 1  and Rodeano Roslee 2
  • 1 93250, Kuching
  • 2 Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400, Kota Kinabalu

Abstract

This study presents the estimated remaining quantity of overburden material (topsoil, completely to highly weathered rock) and remaining geological reserve at Sibanyis Quarry, Kuching after the quarry has been operated for years. Desktop study including literature search was carried out prior field investigation. Three boreholes together with latest topographical and detail survey was conducted to obtain the latest data at Sibanyis Quarry, Kuching. Based on this Geological Reconciliation Study, the estimated total remaining geological rock reserve is 40,022,767 metric tons, and the weathered rock and top soil are 2,159,688 BCM and 1,247,697 BCM respectively. The assumptions that are taken into consideration are top soil thickness of 11m, weathered rock thickness of 15m and rock density of 2.64 mt/m3.

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  • [1] H.J.C. Kirk, “The igneous rocks of Sarawak and Sabah. Geological Survey Borneo Region, Malaysia”, Bulletin 5, 1968.

  • [2] V. Hon, “Geological Assessment of a Proposed Quarry Site at Gunung Sibanyis off Mile 15”, Kuching-Serian Road Kuching Division, Sarawak, 2005.

  • [3] Watima Testing Sdn. Bhd. Soil Investigation Report: Rock Coring at Hilltop of Sebanyis Quarry, Kuching, Sarawak, 2019.

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