Title

Some Factors Affecting Strata Control in the Orange Free State Mines of the Anglo American Corporation

Abstract

The authors review accepted ideas concerning the behaviour of the rock mass surrounding tabular (stope) openings, and highlight how this knowledge is currently being employed to counter the adverse conditions created by inhospitable geological and stress environments. Aided by this knowledge management is now not only able to plan the design and layout of excavations to minimise the damaging and sometimes disastrous effects of unfavourable stress environments, but also to devise sophisticated support systems to suit conditions arising from virtually any circumstance.

Meeting Name

Association of Mines Managers of South Africa Paper Discussion

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1976 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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