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Analysis of ore handling systems in underground metal mines for improved safety and efficiency - 3 volume set. Volume 3 - phase II and final report. System improvements and research recommendations.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract H0230004, 1974 Jan; :1-167
This report (Contract No. H0230004) covers the results of an industrial engineering study that assessed the safety and efficiency of underground ore handling in U.S. metal mines. It appears from the study that the productivity of the slushing equipment itself cannot be substantially increased using the existing technology. The unsafe situations associated with slushers can be improved by better anchoring practices, by providing better work station layout that incorporates improved clearances and protected walkways over the ore pocket, by lighting the slusher drift, and by improved operator training. Improved technology needs to be applied to the movement of broken ore in the stopes. Slushers will continue to be used in the mining industry in certain special and unique situations outlined in the report.
Materials handling; Metalliferous minerals; Underground mining; Stope mining; Safety engineering; Industrial engineering; Production engineering; Resources; Utilization
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 62(3)-74; Contract-H0230004
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract H0230004
Theodore Barry and Associates, Los Angeles, California
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