April 2018
Volume 70    Issue 4

Optimization of cable bolting strategies at a Canadian underground mine

Mining Engineering , 2018, Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 14-14
Karampinos, Efstratios; Hadjigeorgiou, John; Lassonde , Pierre; Morissette, Phillippe


Ground support is a critical element in maintaining the stability of mining drives in deep and high stress mines. In challenging ground conditions, it is necessary to continuously explore ground support strategies that can control the resulting large deformations. It is an objective of mining operations to optimize the ground support by selecting appropriate systems at the time of installation of each reinforcement element. A successful ground support strategy will result in the use of a system that ensures both the structural and operational integrity of the excavations and mitigates the need for rehabilitation. 

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