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Application of Real-time Monitoring to an Underground Mining Environment.
Proc 5th Canadian Symp on Mining Automation Nat'l Advisory Comm on Mining Auto PP 68-77 :68-77
U.S. Bureau of Mines researchers are using computerized data acquisition systems and real-time monitoring to visualize underground metal mining operations, including deep shafts, cut-and- fill mining in creeping ground, and drift-and-fill mining. Sensors monitor rock mass deformation and strain, support loads, temperature, so2 emissions, and blasting. Results from testing at several mines in South Dakota, Idaho, and Alaska show the system improves confidence in ground control measurements and could improve mine productivity and decrease mining costs.
Proc. 5th Canadian Symp. on Mining Automation; Nat'l Advisory Comm. on Mining Auto.; PP. 68-77
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