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Pillar Load Transfer Associated With Multiple-seam Mining.

Authors
Matetic-RJ; Chekan-GJ; Galek-JA
Source
MISSING :23 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10005540
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines, as part of a program to improve mine planning and development, is currently investigating the effects of pillar load transfer, which can impact mining operations within a multiple- seam configuration. At two minesites where such ground interactions were present, the Bureau performed a complete geological analysis and installed and monitored instrumentation to gather pertinent data on rock mechanics. Overburden depth varied dramatically in the vicinity of the study area and reached a maximum at the study site; innerburden thickness was less than a pillar width (40 to 45 ft); heaving was experienced in both mines where sandstone and/or shale floor units were observed; overlays of the mine layouts show pillars were not totally superpositioned; a maximum of 5 in of roof to floor convergence was measured; and pressure readings indicated pillar core loading only and increased to a maximum of 7,000 psig over instrument setting pressure.
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
RI 9066
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
MISSING
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