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Proposed mining environmental research facility in oil shale deposits.

Authors
Rajaram-V; Bolmer-RL; Utter-S
Source
Eng Min J 1978 Dec; :79-81
NIOSHTIC No.
10009857
Abstract
Total oil shale resources in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, averaging 15 gallons per ton in beds at least 10 feet thick, are estimated at 1.8 trillion barrels. Of these, about 610 billion barrels are recoverable with present technology. Mining and retorting technology must be improved and environmental problems must be solved before a greater share of this energy resource would be recoverable. The federal Bureau of Mines plans to conduct mining environmental research and geotechnical tests from an 8-foot- diameter shaft in the oil shale deposits to identify the environmental impacts of oil shale development. Specific objectives of this research program are to obtain bulk samples of oil shale, nahcolite, and dawsonite; fragmentation data; rock mass behavior; geologic and hydrologic characteristics; slurry stabilization; and underground environment.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Oil-shale; Mineral-processing
CODEN
ENMJAK
Publication Date
19781201
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP-47-79
ISSN
0095-8948
NIOSH Division
DRC
Source Name
Engineering and Mining Journal
State
CO; UT; WY
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