Progression of Longwall Gateroad Support as Conditions Change at Lodestar Energy's Baker Mine

Miller, David
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 9
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1998
Longwall gateroad support can be supplied by a variety of methods. The system of support also needs to be flexible as conditions change. This is especially true in the complex geological conditions of the west Kentucky # 13 seam. Methods of gateroad support used in this seam will be presented along with the successes and failures of the systems as conditions changed Lodestar Energy's gateroad support progression through the seven longwall panels retreated to date will provide an insight into planning for future panels
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