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|The No. 14 Mine of United States Steel Corp- oration is located at Munson, West Virginia, in &Dowell County. The mine was originally assigned 7,530 acres of Pocahontas 3, 4 and 5 Seams. Production began in 1948 with a listed reserve of 64,500,000 in place tons. It was originally intended to superimpose the 4 Seam workings with the 3 Seam and mine the two simultaneously to minimize the effects of one seam on the other. Roof control problems and economic conditions led to the discontinuance of 4 Seam workings in 1958 and again in 1980, after reopening in 1972. With room and pillar mining continuing in the 3 Seam, the majority of the 4 Seam reserves have been undermined. The mine began operation using track mounted conventional equipment. Off-track conventional equipment was next used, and in 1957 continuous miners were introduced. Since this tie, continuous miners on room and pillar work have been exclusively used with the exception of a brief shortwall trial in the 4 Seam in 1975. By mid 1982, 3 Seam mining will have been completed, leaving an estimated 42 million in place tons of 4 and 5 Seam coal as the focus of mining efforts. Plans for the subsequent reopening of the 4 and 5 Seam workings have been scheduled for June of 1981. With the resumption of mining, management is faced with solving the roof support problems caused by both the inherent physical conditions and undermining.|
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|