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Abstract

The continued demand for raw materials and energy, coupled with environmental concerns over large surface excavations, ensures that the number ans size of underground mines will be maintained. In order to satisfy this need for underground mineral resources, mines are being extended to a greater depth, with a consequential rise in the virgin rock temperature. This trend coupled with other such factors as an increased use of mechanization, a concentration of fewer more remote production zones, is making the maintenance of satisfactory working environment very demanding. Thus, there has been a rise in the number of underground workings which, or will soon, experience adverse climatic conditions. This trend is likely to continue.

Additional information

Authors: TUCK M, University of Nottingham, Minerals Resources Engineering Department, Nottingham (GB);STOKES M, University of Nottingham, Minerals Resources Engineering Department, Nottingham (GB);LOWNDES I, University of Nottingham, Minerals Resources Engineering Department, Nottingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18248 EN, (1999) 163pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5790-5
Record Number: 199911011 / Last updated on: 1999-07-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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