Remote Sensing Applications for Improved Mine Design and Ground Control.
Speirer-RA; Peters-DC; Richardson-LP; Bettinger-TC
Proc SME-AIME Annu Mtg New Orleans Louisiana 1986 Mar; :45-59
The Bureau of Mines remote sensing researchers at the Denver, Colorado, Research Center have been investigating computerized methods to detect and map surface linear features called "lineaments" for ground hazard assessment in mines. Many of these lineaments at the test mine site were found to correlate to subsurface geologic discontinuities such as faults, fractures, and joints that intersect coal seams at depth. These features adversely affect the roof and rib integrity in underground mines, thus contributing to rock failures that may result in injuries to mine workers and loss of production. Advance knowledge of the existence of such hazardous geologic features can aid in mine planning and development.
Proc. SME-AIME Annu. Mtg., New Orleans, Louisiana, Mar. 2-6, 1986, PP. 45- 59