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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.

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Beaconsfield Mine disaster and what was learned

The Beaconsfield mine disaster in Australia could have had more tragic outcomes. But the legacy of the disaster is the highly relevant lessons learned that are applied today to prevent a re...

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50 believed to be dead in Myanmar mine mudslide

50 mine workers are believed to have died following a mudslide at a jade mine in the northern part of Myanmar. An MP from the region has told media sources that more than “50 people are...

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Mine safety concerns close century old mine

A coal mine that has operated for more than a century will be forced to shut down because state authorities have banned mining activities due to mine safety concerns. A number of roof falls, conveyor...

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Highwall collapse investigation report

The US-based Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released an investigation report involving the fatality of a loader operator from a highwall collapse at the Little Spring Creek Mine in...

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Two mineworkers missing following mudflow incident

Two mine workers from  PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PTFI) gold and copper miner remain missing following a mining incident involving a mudflow on Wednesday afternoon at the company’s Grasberg...

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Sinkhole demonstrates dangers around old workings

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released an alert in relation to a sinkhole that opened in a pit floor engulfing a tool carrier and explosives...

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Your comments needed on Ground Control

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking public comment on a suite of guidance materials developed for ground control for WA mining operations. The department has...