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Surface Subsidence Over A Room-And-Pillar Mine In The Western United States, United States Department Of The Interior, Bureau Of Mines Jan 1993

Surface Subsidence Over A Room-And-Pillar Mine In The Western United States, United States Department Of The Interior, Bureau Of Mines

Mines and Mineral Resources

This report summarizes the results from the subsidence research study completed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines at the Roadside Mine, Powderhorn Coal Co., Palisade, CO. This research was conducted from February 1981 to August 1985, with additional data obtained during July 1991, to evaluate residual subsidence. The Bureau studied subsidence at three distinct room-and-pillar sections at separate locations over the mine and determined the maximum subsidence values and surface subsidence profiles for each mining section. Maximum subsidence of 3.0 ft. occurred over the room-and-pillar sections, with over-burden depths ranging from 50 to 600 ft. Surface tension cracks ...


Subsidence Resulting From Multiple-Seam Longwall Mining In The Western United States - A Characterization Study, United States Department Of The Interior, Bureau Of Mines Jan 1991

Subsidence Resulting From Multiple-Seam Longwall Mining In The Western United States - A Characterization Study, United States Department Of The Interior, Bureau Of Mines

Mines and Mineral Resources

This report details the investigation of multiple-seam longwall subsidence conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Mines from 1978 to 1989. A field investigation monitored ground surface movements over four upper-seam longwall panels and six lower-seam panels. The characteristics of the subsidence occurring as a result of mining these panels are examined; in particular, the angle of draw, subsidence development, total magnitude and areal extent, and critical width are evaluated and discussed. Comparisons are also made between the characteristics of multiple-seam longwall subsidence and single-seam longwall subsidence that occurred at the same site.