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|A comprehensive survey of mine seismicity and rock bursting during development of two sublevels at the Lucky Friday Mine, Mullan, ID, USA, was conducted to better define rock failure mechanisms and sources of ground control hazards. Survey data included rock burst damage reports, seismic event locations and magnitudes and, for the most energetic events, first-motion information. Several subsets of this database, including large seismic events, rock bursts, and microseismic activity near the face, were analyzed. Elements of the large-event and rock burst data sets were nearly independent. That is, there was no relationship between the risk posed by a seismic event and its energy, although such a relationship is well established for the mine as a whole. All data sets showed that certain geologic features appear to control the spatial distribution of events and the spatial distribution of rock burst risk. The data also suggest that. within the scope of this study, the greatest risk of injury occurs when a pocket of heightened rock burst risk is first encountered and that this risk is controlled when miners adapt their practices to these conditions. Recognition of the role of particular geologic features in the spatial distribution of rock burst hazards provides an opportunity for anticipating, rather than only reacting to, a changing level of rock burst hazard. However, much work will be required to make good on this promise.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book 17th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM)
|Gateroad Pillar Extraction Experience at Jim Walter Resource||Stability of Backfilled Cross-panel Entries During Longwall||Mining Through In-panel Entries and Full-face Recovery Room||Cutable and Variable Yield Cement Cribbing Successfully Supp||International Experience with Longwall Mining into Pre-drive||Analysis of Geologic and Geotechnical Conditions and Their E||Comparison of Ground Conditions and Ground Control Practices||Application of Microseismic Monitoring to Longwall Geomechan||Control of Hard-to-Collapse Massive Roofs in Longwall Faces||A Study of Periodic Weighting of Longwall Supports||Effects of Panel Mining Sequence and Retreat Direction on th||Controlling Roof Beam Failures From High Horizontal Stresses||Roof Control Under Conditions of Shallow Depth and High Hori||Assessment of Roadway and Yielding-pillar Performance During||Practical Stress Modeling for Mine Planning||The Design of Room and Pillar Mining Systems in the UK||Geotechnical Planning and Development of the BHP Minerals Sa||Coal Pillar Life Prediction in the Vaal Basin, South Africa||An Analytical Approach to Determine Stress Distribution in L||In Situ Strength Testing of Rocks with the Borehole Penetrom||Performance and Safety Considerations of Hydraulic Support S||A Decade of Mobile Roof Support Application in the United St||A Critical Study of Strata Behaviour During Extraction of Pi||Progression of Longwall Gateroad Support as Conditions Chang||Application of the Coal Mine Roof Rating, Derived from Drill||The Effects of Reduced Annulus in Roof Bolting Performance||Laboratory and In Situ Results of a Slip Nut Yielding Rock B||Field Monitoring of Rock Bolting Performance in Weak Roof St||A Case Study of Bolt Performance in a Two-entry Gateroad||Automated Temporary Roof Support Systems: An Update||Safety and Productivity Innovations in Mechanized Bolting||Factors Influencing Intersection Stability in U.S. Coal Mine||Analysis of the Effect of Rate of Extraction on Strain Devel||Analysis of Panel Stability for Post-Mining Slurry Injection||Development of Timedependent Surface Subsidence Over the Tot||Transversely Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Surface Subsidence A||Landslide Occurrence and Causation in Steep Slope Areas of A||Rock Bursting and Seismicity During Ramp Development, Lucky||Advances in Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Rock Fa|