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comparison of three methods of hard rock shaft sinking with respect to economics and safety

Graham A. Speirs

comparison of three methods of hard rock shaft sinking with respect to economics and safety

by Graham A. Speirs

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Published by Laurentian University, School of Engineering in Sudbury, Ont .
Written in English


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1McKinnon Professor of Mining Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 2Mining engineer, Spokane Research Center, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Spokane, WA. 3Research civil engineer, Spokane Research Center, retired. 4Supervisory mining engineer, Spokane Research Center. Rock Mechanics Study of Shaft Stability and Pillar Mining, Homestake Mine, Lead, SD.   The animation presents patented and copyright protected concept of constructing a shaft lining that goes through rock mass having strong rheological properties and being susceptible to leaching.

Underground mining (hard rock) Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals such as those containing metals like gold, copper, zinc, nickel and lead or gems such as diamonds. In contrast soft rock mining refers to excavation of softer minerals such as coal, or oil sands. Mine Access. “shaft conveyance” means a conveyance raised or lowered by a hoist in a shaft and includes a bucket as defined in P a single- or multi-deck cage, a skip and a combination of a skip and a cage; “shaft station” means an area near a shaft from which ore, coal, rock, materials or persons enter or exit the shaft conveyance;.

To et al. () pro- posed a method to evaluate the ultimate lateral-load capacity of shafts in rock masses with two or three sets of intersecting joints. The analysis consists of two parts. In the first part, the block theory of Goodman and Shi () is used to deter- mine if possible combinations of removable blocks exist that would. representative of the residual strength of the rock mass. They can as such be used in limit equilibrium methods for assessing the factor of safety for fully developed failure. Similarly, the category undisturbed rock mass can be considered equivalent to the peak strength of the rock mass, which could be applied in numerical models.


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Comparison of three methods of hard rock shaft sinking with respect to economics and safety by Graham A. Speirs Download PDF EPUB FB2

The methods can be divided into three classes: (i) Sinking Drum Process or Open Caisson Method: This consists of a cylindrical well of brick work, m to m in thickness over a.m.s.

ring having a steel cutting shoe. The shaft is excavated and. Hard Rock Miner’s Handbook is a work of the heart. Jack—whose 40+ year career spanned engineering, construction, and operation of mining projects worldwide—conceived of and wrote the first edition of the Handbook, published in Juneto assist miners and engineers in the difficult world of hard rock mining.

It was his. SHAFT-SINKING, an important operation in mining for reaching and working mineral deposits situated at a depth below the surface, whenever the topography does not admit of driving adits or tunnels. Shafts are often sunk also in connexion with certain civil engineering works, e.g.

at intervals along the line of a railway tunnel, for starting intermediate headings, thus securing. ""Abstract: Khalashpir coal field is the 3rd largest coal field in Bangladesh, where coal occurs at depths of m to m below the surface.

Considering the Geological, Geo-environment and other related geoengineering information. Shaft sinking at the new Central Shaft at Caledonia Mining’s 49%-owned Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe, has been completed, the company reports. The Central Shaft project has been in progress since earlywith Caledonia spending some $44 million sinking a new shaft from surface to a depth of over 1, m.

Conventional mine shaft sinking methods involve the performance of a cycle of different operations—drilling and blasting, removal of smoke and cleaning of fly-rock lodged on overhead timbers, mucking and hoisting of the broken rock, and timbering.

The latter (a) may be the last operation of the cycle, (b) may be carried on during drilling and mucking, provided it is done. SHAFT SINKING METHODS BASED ON THE TOWNLANDS ORE REPLACEMENT PROJECT – RAISEBORING. D Visser Murray & Roberts 1. Synopsis This paper is based on the Townlands Ore Replacement Project whereby the concept of conventional sinking of one large diameter shaft was declined and replaced with three smaller raise bored shafts.

Conventional Shaft Sinking is a Drill-and-Blast excavation method that requires no restrictions on shaft depth or diameter. Frontier-Kemper has sunk more than Production, Ventilation, and Service Shafts for mining projects in all types of geological conditions.

Ausgabe 01_ The mostly applied shaft sinking method is conventional shaft sinking by drilling and blasting. Using this method, almost any shaft geometry is feasible and challenging ground conditions can be sunk through with acceptable sinking performances.

Particularly mucking and hoisting operations of the sinking cycle have a relevant impact on sinking. Our customized shaft sinking plants and hoisting arrangements have allowed Thyssen Mining to stay at the top of the shaft sinking world with competitive advance rates that integrate both existing and innovative shaft sinking methods, while holding safety and quality to the highest standards.

This ensures that Thyssen Mining not only protects. The shaft of Mansar and Balaghat mines have made by Conventional Shaft sinking method but if this shaft would have been sunk with the advanced technologies like VSM and Shaft borer the production rate would have been raised to 30 % (Marks, ) with the sophisticated usage of manpower, increasing safety and reducing cost of capital on shaft.

Shaft sinking for underground transportation purposes is a very complex technological process in mining and geotechnology which requires specific and specially designed technological equipment. This technological process is dealt with for a long time, since mining is one of the oldest industries in the book presents the technical papers that were presented at.

shaft are, therefore; the opportunity of marketing the material extracted fram the shaft, ~oft. vein material and finn walls pennitting faster sinking, short cross­ cute or no crosscuts at all from shaft to vein, and shorter haul to the shaft.

Inclined. sh~fts. of less than 60 degree dip are less common than those exceeding 60 degree dip, and. Methods of accommodating the anticipated squeezing ground conditions at depth are reviewed, including the advantages and disadvantages of leaving the shaft unlined in the rock.

rock around future shaft. The results of watersealing are evaluated objectively prior to the beginning of shaft sinking using special quality control methods.

ELIMINATION OF SUDDEN INRUSHES IN PIN LIN INTAKE SHAFT № 3. Shaft sinking of Pin Lin Intake Shaft No3 began in Expected water inflow to this Shaft was m.

3 /hr. This video will explain the difference between vertical shaft and incline. These are the two approaches to the coal seam in underground mining,mining shaft.

The advance of the concrete lining of a shaft sunk in a hard rock mine is normally kept diameters above the advancing shaft bottom to permit relaxation of the wall rock; however, when a hard rock mineshaft encounters bad ground, the lining may be expected to provide active structural support.

Methods of determining the depth of rock mass freezing for the purpose of shaft sinking in solid rocks in difficult hydrogeological and geomechanical conditions are analyzed in this paper.

In Europe, on the other hand, the majority of the shafts sunk were in soft sedimentary rock, often with major water-bearing strata. This was a busy period for shaft sinkers in a number of areas in the world.

In the Ruhr district of Germany alone over shafts were sunk: shafts (–); 71 shafts (–); 13 shafts (–).

When it comes to rock excavating, blasting, ripping and breaking have been popular methods to excavate rock and has been a part of construction engineering. For Asphalt Pricing For General Information: Call N. La Cholla Boulevard Tucson, Arizona.

Cementation’s contract for the internal, m-diameter Kidd D No. 4 in-volved sinking 1, m to reach shaft bot-tom at 3, m below surface, while nor-mal mine operations continued above. Whatever the scenario, wherever the project is in the world, shaft-sinking safety remains at the forefront of all the issues involved.

Methods of Tunnel Construction. The method of Tunnel construction adopted for a project depends on various factors. Tunnel construction and Tunnel Engineering is considered to be one of the most sophisticated and specialized art in the field of Civil ictable ground conditions, environmental requirements and geological .From Introduction: "This paper describing the methods of sinking shafts is one of a series of mining practices and costs being prepared by the United States Bureau of Mines.

The best methods of performing all phases of shaft sinking are discussed herein, with particular to the practices at metal mines.".