ICGCM Papers:
Pillar and Mine Design III
 
 
The Potential of Using Coal Washing Plant Waste As a Backfill in Room and Pillar Mines
32nd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
The Potential of Using Coal Washing Plant Waste As a Backfill in Room and Pillar Mines
by
Anthony (Sam) Js Spearing, Western Australian School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, AustraliaDonovan J BentonTodd R Kostecki, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, United StatesJoseph Hirschi, Illinois Clean Coal Institute, Carterville, United States
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[Conference] 32nd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
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[Topical Area] Pillar and Mine Design III
[Author] Anthony (Sam) Js Spearing, Western Australian School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, AustraliaDonovan J BentonTodd R Kostecki, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, United StatesJoseph Hirschi, Illinois Clean Coal Institute, Carterville, United States
[Abstract] 
Key Conclusions:
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Paste backfilling offers potential benefits to conventional surface disposal methods
Key Findings:
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Significant technical and operational benefits but costs still a significant issue.
Objective of the Paper:
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Establish the potential for using high density coal waste as backfill in room and pillar coal mines.
Problem Statement:
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The safe disposal of coal waste products