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Criteria for Determining When a Body of Surface Water Constitutes a Hazard to Mining.
Kendorski FS; Khosla I; Singh MM
NTIS: PB/81-194938 :363 pages
This report covers the work on developing criteria for determining when a hazard exists when mining stratified mineral deposits beneath bodies of surface water. The nature of water bodies is considered, the disturbance to the strata induced by mining is described, inundation case histories reviewed, reasonable water inflows derived, and methods of mining to prevent or minimize the hazard are presented. Criteria are given whereby affected industries and agencies can recognize a potential hazard and plan a mine accordingly, releasing considerable mineral reserves otherwise considered unminable.
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