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Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research. We have supported work on an automated swing loading system for electric shovels, the science of rehabilitation and minimising mining impacts on neighbouring communities.


Highwall Mining (8 Reports)

Highwall Hazard Mapping Project

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C903601/05/2004
Author: George Poropat, G Mamic | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

The objective of this project was to develop a system for mapping, assessment and visualisation of hazards associated with highwall structure and stability.

The project has produced:

  • an enhancement of methods of mapping and analysing highwall structure,
  • methods
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Optimal Design and Monitoring for Highwall Mining

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C803301/12/2001
Author: Mary Fama, Baotang Shen, P Maconochie | CSIRO Exploration & Mining, Geotek Solutions

This is the final report for the ACARP research project, C8033, "Optimal Design and Monitoring of Layout Stability for Highwall Mining". The aim of the report is to provide general guidelines for highwall mining design. The guidelines will help guide mining engineers through the ....  read more

 

Monitoring Highwall Stability using Radar Interferometry

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C601501/10/2000
Author: David Noon, Glen Stickley, Bryan Reeves, Dennis Longstaff | University of Queensland

Slope stability is a critical safety and production issue for coal mines. For safety reasons, Mine Managers are required under statute law to regularly examine rock faces in active pits and assess the risk of slope failure. However, it is difficult to predict the progression to slope ....  read more

 

Monitoring of Roof Deformation and Delamination using Deep Hole Multi Point Extensometers

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C906901/06/2000
Author: Baotang Shen, Mary Duncan Fama, D Adhikary | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

The work presented in this report is part of the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) project C9069 "Monitoring of Roof Deformation and Delamination Using Deep-Hole Multi-Point Extensometers". This project is an extension of the ACARP project C8033 "Optimal Design and  ....  read more

 

Highwall Mining Backfill

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C601401/10/1999
Author: Ian Clark, Graeme Boyd | The Minserve Group

This report studies the potential of using backfill to increase the coal recovery. It is developed from the premis that placed fill will provide pillars with additional confirming pressure thereby increasing both their load leaving capacity and stability.

Backfilling CHM entries using ....  read more

 

Geomechanical Factors Affecting Highwall Mining

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C500701/05/1999
Author: Mary Duncan Fama, M Craig, M Coulthard | CSIRO Exploration & Mining, M A Coulthard & Associates

CSIRO has developed highwall mining design techniques suitable for australian conditions.

Because highwall mining is reliant on the self-supported capacity of the rock mass, highwall stability, pillar design and stability of unsupported spans are major ....  read more

 

Improved Recovery in Highwall Mining Using Backfill

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C305226/06/1997
Author: Richard Hume | BFP Consultants, Barrett Fuller and Partners

This report presents the studies undertaken within ACARP project C3052, entitled 'Improved Recovery in Highwall Mining Using Backfill'.  The aims of the project are to examine current fill practice as it applies to highwall mining, to determine, at a conceptual study level, ....  read more

 

Geotech Monitoring for Safety in Highwall Mining, German Creek Mine - Number C3053.1

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C305301/07/1996
Author: Ian Follington, Brett E Leisemann, Mary Duncan Fama, Baotang Shen | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

The success of highwall mining operations depends on

  • accurate prediction of roof strata behaviour in unsupported workings,
  • safe evaluation of highwall stability and pre-treatment, and
  • on a reliable method of pillar design to safeguard against collapse of the
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Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C26061The Young’S Moduli, Poisson’S Ratios And Poroelastic Coefficients Of Coals

This report describes the measurement of coal (and rock) properties ...

C24015 Assessment Of Convergence Based Roof Support Design For Longwall Abutment Loads

The aim of Stage two of project C24015 was to develop a roof support...

C25072New Approaches To Mine Gas Analysis And Ratios

The spontaneous combustion of coal remains a hazard in underground c...

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C26022Real-Time Prediction Of Coal Top Through Guided Borehole Radar Wave Imaging For Open Cut Blast-Hole Drilling

Damage to the tops of coal seams caused by incorrect blast stand-off...

C26027Using An Ecotoxicological Approach To Validate The DGT Technique For The Measurement Of Bioavailable Metal Concentrations

This project builds on the opportunity identified through Project C2...

C25039Prediction Of Long-Term Salt Generation From Coal Spoils

The release of salts from spoil piles has the potential to affect su...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C250083D Flotation Of Fine Particles

In this project a process for the continuous, selective agglomeratio...

C20052Full Scale Gravity - Desliming Using Cascading REFLUX Classifiers

Considerable quantities of fine coal are disposed of as part of the ...

C26007 Revised Dustiness And DEM Test Method (Update Of AS4156.6) Part 2:Preparation

In 2015 project C23054 investigated and reviewed the Australian Stan...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C25045Stage Two - Assessment Of In Situ High-Temperature Strength Of Cokes

Stage I of this project established a reliable and repeatable proces...

C27003Review Of ACARP Research To Support Marketing Of Australian Thermal Coal

In this project, researchers pinpointed issues relating to the use o...

C25044Trace Elements In Coal; Status Of Test Methods In Use And Their Applicability

 STAGE 1 REPORT

The key objectives of this stage...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C27008Selective Absorption Of Methane By Ionic Liquids

The connection of a ventilation air methane (VAM) abatement plant di...

C24061Proof-Of-Concept Photocatalytic Destruction Of Methane For Coal Mining Fugitive Emissions Abatement

Australia's fugitive emissions in 2015 were 41 Mt CO2-e (representin...

C23052Novel Stone Dust Looping Process For Ventilation Air Methane Abatement - Phase 3

This multi‐phase project is concerned with the mitigation of m...

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C16027Assessing Housing And Labour Market Impacts Of Mining Developments In Bowen Basin Communities

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number...

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC