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Rock mechanics investigations at the Lucky Friday Mine (in three parts): 3. Calibration and validation of a stope-scale, finite-element model.
Pariseau-WG; Whyatt-JK; McMahon-TJ
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9434, 1992 Jan; :1-16
The present study uses rock deformation measurements to validate and calibrate a geomechanical model of the experimental Lucky Friday underhand longwall (lful) stope on the 5,100-ft level of the Lucky Friday Mine, Mullan, Idaho. This model suggested that stress-related ground control problems would be encountered west of the stope where the vein makes a right-angle turn and then splits.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Ground-control; Ground-stability; Rock-mechanics; Rock-falls; Rock-bursts; Geology
Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9434
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