Effects of Time Between Exposure and Support on Mine Roof Stability, Bear Coal Mine, Somerset, Colorado.
NTIS: PB 291 015 :13 pages
The Bureau of Mines studied the displacement of the roof in a portion of the Bear Coal Mine near Somerset, Colorado. Horizontal- and vertical-displacement gages were installed in a five-entry section during normal room-and-pillar mining procedures. Monitoring of the roof continued until this section was mined out. Displacement measurements in combination with known time lapses between mining and bolting operations indicate that once support is achieved, the length of unsupported time does not appear to affect long-term roof stability in the mine under investigation.
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 291 015