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Eastern Coal Mine Geomechanics. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1986.
BoM 1987 :89 pages
The Bureau of Mines is establishing design criteria for effective roof support systems and is developing technology to improve mine planning and design. Geologic studies, surface and underground mine monitoring, and laboratory evaluations were conducted. The seven papers in this proceedings informaion circular present results of several investigations. Addressed are problems existing in both longwall and multiple-seam mines. Discussions include the effect of dewatering at a longwall mine site in the Pittsburgh coal seam and the effect of chain pillars on subsidence. Other results are measurement and characterization of longwall rock mass movement and an integrated design for stability in multiple-seam mining.
IH; Information Circular;
Bureau of Mines
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