Underground Mining Methods

Underground Mining Methods

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Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world. Industry experts have contributed sections on General Mine Design Considerations; Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock; Longwall Mining of Hard Rock; Shrinkage Stoping; Sublevel Stoping; Cut-and-Fill Mining; Sublevel Caving; Panel Caving; Foundations for Design; and Underground Mining Looks to the Future.Because of ventilation and rock burst considerations, all blasting is scheduled at the end of mining shifts. ... mining methods employ 0.8-, 1-, and 1.9-m3 (1-, 1.25-, and 2.5-yd3), diesel-powered, low-profile LHD front-end loaders. ... Kubota diesel -powered tractors are used for service vehicles in the ramp systems to transport supervisors, mechanics, tools, and supplies. ... Another local firm is an authorized parts distributor and keeps a consignment of parts for jumbos and loaders, thusanbsp;...

Title:Underground Mining Methods
Author:W. A. Hustrulid, William A. Hustrulid
Publisher:SME - 2001


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