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Seismic Equipment Used in Rock-burst Control in the Coeur D' Alene Mining District, Idaho.
McLaughlin-WC; Waddell-GG; McCaslin-JG
NTIS: PB 255 398 :29 pages
In the deep vein mines of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, rock bursts are a potential hazard to the mine structure and underground personnel. Damage repair costs are estimated by one company to exceed $1 per ton of ore mined. The Bureau of Mines, in cooperation with the mining companies, has conducted research intermittently over the past 10 years to help reduce bursts. Onsite inspections of major rock bursts were conducted, and reports were submitted to mine management; these included the geology and geometry of the affected area. The paper discusses the development and improvement of microseismic and surface monitoring equipment. The underground microseismic network, when operated on a regular basis and the results plotted daily, is capable of detecting stress concentration in certain areas. The surface seismographs record rock bursts, blasts, earthquakes, etc., throughout the district and show approximate location, time, and relative intensity of the event.
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 255 398
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