Some Practical Aspects of Rock Mechanics in Falconbridge's Sudbury Operations

This paper deals with the direct application of rock mechanics in the underground mines at the Sudbury Operations of Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd. It covers mining methods, the use of photoelastic models, the forecasting of rock strains and their elimination, closure methods and other common methods of ground control.
Keywords: Falconbridge Nickel Mines, rock mechanics, stoping, Sudbury, Mine, Mines, mining, Operation, rock mechanics, stope, stopes
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