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Methods for Underground Mining-Atlas Copco

Methods for Underground Mining-Atlas Copco

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Second edition 2007
www.atlascopco.com
Mining Methods
in Underground Mining
 
Atlas Copco Rock Drills ABwww.atlascopco.com
Committed to your superior productivity.
When safety comes first
Add a solid body hydraulic breaker to a proven folding boomon the world’s most tested underground carrier, and you havethe Scaletec MC – a scaling rig for tunnelling and miningapplications. Scaletec MC will give you higher producti-vity, less accidents, and take you a giant step along the routetowards full mechanization.
 
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Foreword by Hans Fernberg M ScMining Engineering, Senior Adviser,Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
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Trends in underground mining
7
Geology for underground mining 
13
Mineral prospecting and exploration
17
Finding the right balance in exploration drilling 
21
Underground mining infrastructure 
25
Principles of raise boring
29
Mechanized bolting and screening 
33
Mining in steep orebodies
39
Mining in flat orebodies
43
Backfilling for safety and profit
46
Atlas Copco rock bolts for mining
 
Cs Sts
 
47
 Innovative mining at Garpenberg
53
Changing systems at Zinkgruvan
59
Increasing outputs at LKAB iron ore mines
63
From surface to underground at Kemi 
69
Mining magnesite at Jelšava
73
All change for Asikoy copper mine 
77
Mining challenge at El Soldado
83
Pioneering mass caving at El Teniente
91
Boxhole boring at El Teniente
97
Modernization at Sierra Miranda
99
Mount Isa mines continues to expand
105
High speed haulage at Stawell
109
Sublevel stoping at Olympic Dam
115
Improved results at Meishan iron ore mine
119
Mechanized mining in low headroom at Waterval
121
Large scale copper mining adapted to lower seams
125
Underground mining of limestone and gypsum
129
Sub level caving for chromite
133
Getting the best for Peñoles
137
Keeping a low profile at Panasqueira
 
Fot cov:
 
Headframe at Australia´s Golden Grove mine.
All product names such as Boomer, Boltec, Simba, COP, Scooptram and Swellex are registered Atlas Copco trademarks. For machine specifications contact your local Atlas Copco Customer Center or refer to 
www.alacpc.c/ck 
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Produced by tunnelbuilder ltd for Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB, SE-701 91 Örebro, Sweden, tel +46 19 670 -7000, fax - 7393.
Publisher
 
Ulf Linder
ulf.linder@se.atlascopco.com
Editor
 
Mike Smith
mike@tunnelbuilder.com
Senior Adviser Hans Fernberg
hans.fernberg@se.atlascopco.com
Picture Editor Patrik Johansson
patrik.johansson@se.atlascopco.com
Contributors
Marcus Eklind, Patrik Ericsson, Jan Jönsson, Mathias Lewén, Gunnar Nord, Björn Samuelsson,all name.surname@se.atlascopco.com, Adriana Potts adriana.potts@ntlworld.com, Kyran Casteel kyrancasteel@aol.com,Magnus Ericsson magnus.ericsson@rmg.se. The editor gratefully acknowledges extracts from Underground Mining Methods– engineering fundamentals and international case studies by William A Hustrulid and Richard L Bullock, published by SME,details from www.smenet.org
Designed and typeset by ahrt, Örebro, SwedenPrinted by Welins Tryckeri AB, Örebro, SwedenCopyright 2007 Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB.Digital copies of all Atlas Copco reference editions can be ordered from thepublisher, address above, or online at www.atlascopco.com/rock. Reproductionof individual articles only by agreement with the publisher.

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