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Category - Ground Control

Mine ground control is the application of methods to eliminate or reduce (as far as reasonably practicable), the geotechnical risks associated with the movement of the ground in surface and underground mines. The practices associated with ground control can be varied according to the geotechnical structures encountered in the mining operation.

The information presented by AMSJ covers control methods both in underground and surface operations.

Ultimately the objective of ground control is to maintain safe working in strata whether it be in rock and soil (the terms strata control and slope management are also used in underground mines and surface mines, respectively). Slope stability, roof talk, roof falls, outbursts, rock bursts, scaling, ground control monitoring and ground control incidents are included in this category.

We also provide current information on geotechnical methods and the latest equipment for mitigating the effects of ground movement.

rockfall traps mine vehicles NSW mine

Rockfall traps mine vehicles

A rockfall at a NSW underground metalliferous mine trapped a loader and a light vehicle with a worker inside the vehicle. According to the NSW Mine Safety Regulator “The worker first heard...

a mineworker was buried alive in an excavator in mine safety incident at the central norseman operation

Miner buried alive in excavator

A miner who was effectively buried alive in a 30-tonne excavator as it fell through old workings in 2015 has provided evidence at a hearing at Kalgoorlie Magistrate’s Court. Bruce Harris, a 53...

roof fall at chilean mine

Chilean mine roof fall video

Video has emerged of miners fleeing from a roof fall / working face in a Chilean mine. The incident reportedly occurred on the 24th November around 18:48 at the Chilean underground metalliferous mine...

Dragline Bench failure at Queensland mine

Dragline bench failure incident at Queensland mine

A dragline bench failure incident recently occurred at a major Queensland Mine resulting in operators scrambling to safety. In a brief obtained by AMSJ, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate reported...

A Troy Resources mining project where a geologist has died in a ground control incident

Geologist dead | fall of ground Guyana

A geologist has died during a bench build at an Australian owned Guyana Gold mine. According to local media, the man died at 2.25 am Tuesday morning at the Troy Resources (ASX:TRY) Gold Mine when a 3...

China mining accident leaves seven dead

China mining accident leaves seven dead

A mining accident in northern China left seven people dead, local authorities in the city of Tangshan, Hebei Province said last Friday. The accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. in a coal mine of the...

Reutech has launched a new radar which may be the fastest slope monitoring device yet seen. Groundprobe

Reutech launches new slope stability radar

Reutech Mining says it has launched the fastest scanning and most sophisticated slope monitoring radar in the industry, the MSRIV Esprit. “The exceptional high scan speed ensures early detection of...

a survivor from the chilean copper mine is treated for injuries

Mines rescue still searching in Chilean mine accident

Mines rescue teams are still searching for a miner missing in a Chilean mine accident in a copper mine. The Chilean mine accident in a copper mine claimed the life of one miner after a fall of ground...