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Applying computer-drawn maps of geologic data to analysis of mining problems.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8151, 1976 Jun; :1-26
This Bureau of Mines report discusses the principles of using computers to draw maps and plot geologic data of mining areas. The types of maps that can be drawn by a computer are reviewed, using as examples two separate areas where poor roof and gas emissions caused mining problems. Such maps can be used not only to help identify problem areas, but also to predict areas where problems could occur, thus giving mine operators time to work out solutions prior to mining. The average cost of a computer-drawn map for a mine property is less than $100, including computer time and man-hours for data preparation.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Geology; Computer-software
IH; Report of Investigations
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8151
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division