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Comparison of ground conditions and ground control practices in the United States and Australia.

Authors
Mark-C
Source
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 4-6, 1998, Morgantown, West Virginia. Peng SS, Holland CT, eds., Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 1998 Aug; :63-71
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000105
Abstract
Australia and the United States both have large underground coal mining industries. Many companies have invested in both countries, and there is growing awareness that technological developments in one country can rapidly affect the other. Yet the ability of technology to pass between the countries depends on comparability of ground conditions. Many Australian observers believe that their ground conditions are significantly poorer than typical U.S. conditions, but some U.S. professionals are not convinced. The author recently visited 10 Australian longwall mines and tow room-and-pillar mines. Each mine visit included determination of the Coal Mine Roof Rating, roof support installed, pillar design, and an in-depth discussion of ground control experience. The Australian conditions observed are comparable with an extensive data base from U. S. mines. The paper also offers observations on geotechnical data collection, monitoring, and the roles of the mine inspectorate and research community.
Keywords
Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Mining-industry; Mine-safety; Ground-control
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
19980804
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Peng-SS; Holland-CT
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0939084569
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
Source Name
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 4-6, 1998, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
PA; WV
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