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Geologic Structures in Coal Mine Roof.

Authors
Moebs-NN; Ellenberger-JL
Source
MISSING :16 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10002282
Abstract
Studies by the Bureau of Mines have identified geologic structures in mine roof rock that contribute to many roof falls in Appalachian coal mines. These structures, including paleochannels, scours, pinchouts, slickensides, clay veins, crevasse splays, and joints, can often be identified during, and sometimes before, mine development. Mine projections can be revised to reduce the adverse effects of discontinuities in roof structure; large roof areas of laminated sandstone or incompetent strata generally can be delineated or inferred from exploratory drill hole data, and the need for supplementary support can be anticipated. Accurate descriptions of roof geology also provide some indication of optimum length and type of roof bolts that should be installed.
Publication Date
19820101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
RI 8620
NIOSH Division
PRC;
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