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Results of Research to Develop Guidelines for Mining Near Surface and Underground Bodies of Water.
NTIS: PB 269 852 :17 pages
This Bureau of Mines publication presents guidelines for mining near surface and underground bodies of water. The guidelines were based on information developed under contract in three phases of study, as follows: (1) collection and documentation of data from worldwide sources; (2) application of existing guidelines, foreign, federal, and state, to case histories of previous inundations; and (3) development of recommended guidelines for underground coal mining near bodies of water aimed at maximum efficient utilization of underground coal resources consistent with minimizing inundation hazards. While the contract guidelines were for the mining of coal seams, they may also be used for mining any tabular sedimentary mineral deposits. Tables are given for the determination of the size of coal pillars needed; for other bedded deposits, similar tables could be determined based on their strength properties. (Out of print.)
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NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 269 852
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division