Ben L. Seegmiller, PhD
Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witness, Mining Expert Witness
Mine Stability, Landslide Analysis, Ground Failure, Ground Stability, Underground Stability, Mine Slope Failure, Rock Stability, Earth Subsidence, Mine Stability Litigation, Open Pit Slope Stability, Ground Stabilization, Rock Fall Evaluation
Ben L. Seegmiller was born in Southern Utah and raised on a cattle ranch. He graduated high school from Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He is a second generation miner, having learned about rocks, minerals and mining from his father, Pratt D Seegmiller, the original discoverer of Utah’s Marysvale Uranium District. Ben studied Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico and later transferred to the University of Utah where he received his doctorate in Mining Engineering in 1969. He began his career in mining with the Anaconda Company where he traveled in Mexico, Canada and throughout the Western USA working on rock stability projects both on the surface and in the underground. In 1974 Ben formed Seegmiller International and has consulted as a specialist in rock stability projects throughout the world for civil and mining clients. In 1978 he was the first rock mechanics consultant hired by the Peoples Republic of China to address stability concerns at several of their sur...