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Inverted Pyramid-Shaped Plugs for Closing Abandoned Mine Shafts-- Galena, Kansas, Demonstration Project.

Authors
Dressel-WM; Volosin-JS
Source
MISSING :14 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004288
Abstract
This Bureau of Mines report describes a shaft closure demonstration project in which 11 inverted pyramid-shaped plugs were used to plug abandoned open mine shafts in Galena, Kansas. The inverted pyramid- shaped forms, fabricated from steelplate, were designed so that the inverted base would be larger, by 4 ft on a side, than the approximate size of the shaft opening at the surface residuum-solid rock interface. After the surface openings of the shafts were trimmed with a backhoe, the steel forms, complete with reinforcing, were lowered into the openings and filled with concrete; the remaning portions of the openings above the plugs were backfilled to slightly above the surrounding surface level with waste rock and soil. Location and elevation monuments were installed for a long- term evaluation of the success of the project.
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC 8998
NIOSH Division
RORC;
Source Name
MISSING
State
KS;
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