Gateroad Support in the Czech and Polish Coal Mining Industry - Present State and Future Developments

Prusek, Stanislaw
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 11
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2011
The present state of Czech and Polish coal mining industry is presented at the beginning of the article. This paper will inform the reader of the general data concerning hard coal reserves? number of mines, number of miners, output, number of longwalls, productivity, depth of extraction, and extraction methods?in both countries. The main part of the paper describes the methods of gateroad development as well as gateroad support characteristics (support types, gateroad shape and dimensions, distance between support sets, types of reinforcements). The development prospects of gateroad support in the Czech and Polish coal mining industry are also presented.
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