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Longwall gate road roof instability and methods of control in the Lower Kittanning Coalbed of Central Pennsylvania.
Bauer ER; Listak JM; Krupa ED
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9331, 1992 Jan; :1-20
This report presents the results of a cooperative study to investigate longwall development entry roof instability. In-mine mapping of geologic and deformational features was conducted to reveal the major ground control problems encountered during gate road development. In addition, mining-induced pillar load monitoring was used to indicate development loading on variously dimensioned gate road pillars and to determine if pillar yielding occurred.
Underground-mining; Mining-engineering; Mine-haulage; Loads-forces; Stability; Columns-supports; Roof-bolts; Longwall-mining; Underground-supporting; Roofs
IH; Information Circular
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9331
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