Basics on the Dimensioning and the Extraction of Shaft Safety Zones

Sroka, Anton
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2005
The dimensioning of shaft safety zones is a substantial task of mining subsidence engineering. On the one hand, the coal reserves in shaft proximity are to be mined as complete as possible, because they can be made accessible economically. On the other hand, the maintenance of the shaft operation is to be ensured at each time, since shafts represent the most important link between underground and aboveground. Regarding these two criteria, this publication presents a model for the optimization of shaft safety zones. Beyond that, extraction methods in shaft safety zones are described, in particular with consideration of minimized mining influences on the shaft.
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