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The history of gate road performance at the Sunnyside Mines: summary of U.S. Bureau of Mines field notes.
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9393, 1994 Jan; :1-43
The U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) ground control research program includes several projects focused on developing design criteria for yielding-pillar-based longwall gate road systems. As part of this program, mining practices at the Sunnyside Mines, Sunnyside Reclamation and Salvage Co., Sunnyside, UT, are being documented to preserve the long history of yield pillar system evolution on the property. Published information describing the specific in-mine performance of the numerous gate road configurations utilized at the Sunnyside Mines is very limited. To overcome this deficit, USBM personnel interviewed 30 longtime mine employees representing nearly 700 years of mining experience at the Sunnyside operations.
Longwall-mining; Stabilization; Underground-supporting; Mine-safety; Coal-mining; Strata-control; Gateroads; Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Ground-control; Ground-stability
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Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9393
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