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|The Cayuga Mine, a deep rock salt mining, operation, changed from a standard room and pillar mine design to a yielding pillar/pressure arch design five years ago. In general the roof conditions improved. However, entries adjacent to the abutment pillars continued to fail. It was noticed that where abutment pillars were accidentally "notched" (by driving cross- cuts one cut into the pillars), the abutment entries had better roof conditions than where there were no "notches". Experiments with intentionally notched abutment pillars showed that notching did improve abutment entry conditions. During the past four years notch configuration has been varied to suit local ground conditions. Recently, "pre-cutting" of notches has proven itself as a means of protecting abutment entries under severe ground conditions. As an added bonus, the notches improve productivity by providing more places to work and reduce costs because it is not necessary to bolt the notches.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book Proceedings Of The 1st Annual Conference On Ground Control In Mining
|Stress And Stability In Coal Ribsides And Pillars||Improved Design Of Coal Pillars For U.S. Mining Conditions||Review Of Pillar Design Equations Including The Effects Of C||Abutment Pillar "Notching" Improves Abutment Tunnel Roof Con||The Influence Of Certain Geologic And Geotechnical Factors O||Considerations Of Gas Outbursts In Using Dome Salt Mines For||An Overview Of Bureau Of Mines Ground Control Research||Stability Behaviour Of Coal Mining Tunnels With Different Su||Strata Disturbance Prediction For Mining Beneath Surface Wat||Monitoring For The Evaluation Of The Stability Of Undergroun||Controlled Thrust And Torque Placement Of Mechanical Anchor||Roklok Polyurethane Binder: A Chemical Injection System For||Resupporting High Roof Falls||A New Combination Friction-Suspension Support System Scott||Inorganic Cement Grouted Bolt System||Development Of A Resin Point Anchor||An Engineering Analysis Of "Squeeze" Failure Of Pillars In T||Ground Control In Multiple Seam Mining||Applications Of Reflection Seismics To Mapping Coal Seam Str||The Use Of Geologic Modeling In The Prediction Of Adverse Ro||Design Of Shield Supports For The U.S. Coal Mining Industry||Longwall Mining Of Thin Seams||Support Selection For The Multi-Lift Mining Method||Design And Operation Of Powered And Entry Supports||Evaluation Of Existing Predictive Methods For Mine Subsidenc||A Study Of Longwall Subsidence In The Appalachian Coal Regio||Subsidence Studies In Thick And Steep Coal Seam Mining|