A review of controlled recirculation ventilation systems in U.K. collieries

Abstract The history of the development and application of controlled recirculation systems in U.K. collieries is traced and the theory ' behind such systems briefly examined. Specific applications for dealing with dust and dust/heat problems in headings, for which practical experience is currently available, are described. Consideration is given to the special features which these systems introduce in the underground situation and to the essential safeguards which are required for their safe use.
Keywords: Underground mining, Coal mining, Ventilation systems, Controlled recirculation, Collieries, Dust control, Air conditioning, Mine safety.
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Summary: The Chadbourne Project, located within the limits of the town of Noranda, Quebec, will make use of backfill materials to fill the voids left by the mining of slopes and pillars. A series of tests were conducted on different mixtures of slag and pyr-rhotite tailings materials to evaluate their properties. The tests are described and some pertinent results are given in the paper.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): JACQUES MANTEL
Keywords: Underground mining, Backfill, Slag backfill, Chadbourne project, Ground support, Porosity, Percolation rate, Bulk density, Compression tests.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: The Drumbo Mine is a new gypsum mine located at exit No. 32 of Highway 401 between Woodstock and Kitchener, Ontario. . The flat-lying 6-foot (1.8-metre) bed of gypsum is near the base of the Silurian Salina Formation, about 380 feet (116 metres) below surface. The mine is owned and operated by Westroc Industries Limited. A shaft, 12.5 feet (3.81 metres) in diameter, was drilled and then lined with a liner-sinking technique new to this continent. The shaft was completed in the fall of 1977....
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): R.C. HARTVIKSEN
Keywords: Underground mining, Industrial minerals, Drumbo Mine, Gypsum, Shaft sinking, Drilling, Liners, Grouting.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: This paper presents the design and application of blasthole mining to an area at Strathcona Mine previously employing post pillar cut-and-fill. Extensive mining in the area had led to gradually deteriorating ground conditions and post pillar stop-ing was no longer considered acceptable. Alternative methods had to be investigated.
Conventional methods for mining in poor ground were rejected because of the high cost. Blasthole mining was selected because it offered good productivity and safety...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): S. BHARTI, J. LEBL, D.J. CORNETT
Keywords: Underground mining, Post pillar mining, Cut-and-fill mining, Blasthole mining, Falconbridge, Strathcona Mine, Rock mechanics, Ground support.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: Late in 1981, a six-rope friction hoist was installed in the Number 2 shaft at Les Mines Seleine Inc. on the Madeleine Islands in Quebec. This paper deals with the reasoning behind the selection of hoisting equipment from the economical point of view, safety point of view, future needs point of view, etc.
After establishing the basic parameters for the hoisting system, features of the most common types of hoists (i.e. single-drum hoist, double-drum hoist, Koepe hoist) are briefly laid out....
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): BORJE J.G. FREDRIKSSON
Keywords: Underground mining, Hoisting, Friction hoists, Drum hoists, Mines Seleine, Salt mines, Ropes, Headframes.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: A planned production increase of 1.25 million tonnes per year at Domtar's salt mine in Goderich, Ontario required an increase in the underground mine ventilation system from 320,000 to 700,000 scfm. The design of the expanded facility included the addition of a 22-foot-diameter shaft to augment the existing production and service shafts.
A preliminary review of the ventilation requirements indicated that in order to provide good economic design for the expanded system, a comprehensive...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): R.E. WEDDING, D.A. NELSON
Keywords: Underground mining, Salt mines, Goderich Mine, Ventilation, Mine ventilation, Air flow, Fans, Computers.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: Petro-Canada's project investigative and experimental underground work in the Gait coal seam at Kipp, Alberta included the construction of an emergency egress and ventilation raise from surface.
The Gait coal seam is 206 m below the surface and covered by 8 m of shale, sandstone and clay beds of the Oldman Formation, 128 m of shale, bentonite beds and sandstone of the Bearpaw Formation, and 70 m of glacial till and basal gravel. Free water was encountered from sand lenses in the glacial till...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): S.A.G. POPPEN, J. KONOPKA
Keywords: Underground mining, Raise boring, Ventilation raises, Kipp project, Coal mining, Drilling, Liners, Steel liners, Ground support, Glacial till.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: On a developpe un precede qui donne une fonte (2,3% C, 0,07% V) du V2O5 (99%) et un rutile synthetique (94% TiOJ a partir d'un mineral, dont les reserves au Quebec sont impor-tantes. Le precede comprend les operations suivantes: 1) la concentration magnetique du mineral (30% Fe, 9% TiO2 et 0,65% V^Of) pour produire un concentre (65 % Fe, 7% TiO2et 1,6% VjOJ; 2) le smelt age du concentre agglomere dans un four a arc, sans fondant, pour produire une fonte et unescorie (30% FeO, 40% TiO2 et 8,0%...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): IVAN MALINSKY, GERARD CASTONGUAY
Keywords: Recherche minérale, Magnétite titanifère, Fonte, Pentoxide de vanadium, Rutile synthétique, smeltage, Traitement
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: Cable TV networks are extensively used throughout Canada for TV signal distribution. Mobile/portable radio communications are also used extensively throughout all sectors of industry. There are numerous manufacturer supplying these industries with a wide variety of equipment and accessories.
IAL 's underground radio communications system combines the techniques of cable TV and mobile radio to produce a flexible communications system with most of the advantages of both systems. Standard...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): PETER BABIK, ROY JONES
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: The kuroko deposits, which are extremely variable in size, comprise both stratiform layers of clastic sulphide particles and cross-cutting vein and disseminated components. The ores lie on the flanks ofrhyolitic lava domes which have risen from a postulated subvolcanic magma chamber that provided cupriferous hydrothermal solutions and also acted as a heat source driving ground-water convecting cells. The polymetallic sulphides precipitated initially in explosion craters, pipe fillings and...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): LLOYD A. CLARK
Keywords: Ore genesis, Fragmental ores, Kuroko deposits, Japan, Sulphides, Volcanogenesis, Breccia ores.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: Since May 1980, New Brunswick has called separate tenders for the right to explore and develop several polish prospects, as well as areas underlain by Alberta oil shale. These tender calls had in common the provision for a basic ad-valorem royalty, combined with sharing of cash flow after exceeding a 15-20% discontinued cash flow rate-of-return threshold. In the case of potash, the bidding variable was a share of cash flow, but for oil shale it was exploration expenditures committed, with the...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): DALLAS W. DAVIS
Keywords: Mineral economics, New Brunswick, Oil shale, Potash, Royalties, Taxation, Governments, Millstream potash deposit, Tenders, Exploration, Mineral policy.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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Summary: The Trout Lake stockwork molybdenum deposit is located in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, 50 km southeast of Revelstoke. The property is being explored by a joint venture between Newmont Exploration of Canada and Esso Minerals Canada.
The deposit is associated with a small granodiorite stock of Upper Cretaceous age (76 Ma) which has variably altered the surrounding schists, argillites and marbles of the lower Paleozoic Lardeau Group to hornfelsic biotite schists and skarn. The...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): H. CRAIG BOYLE, CRAIG H.B. LEITCH
Keywords: Economic geology, Molybdenum deposits, Trout Lake deposit, Stockwork deposits, Metamorphisrn, Alberation, Mineralization, Soil geochemistry.
Issue: 849
Volume: 76
Year: 1983
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