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Introduction of a Measurement Based Ground Control Management System to a Deep Level Potash Mine
33rd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Introduction of a Measurement Based Ground Control Management System to a Deep Level Potash Mine
by
Alexandra Garcia, Golder RMT (Golder Associates (UK) Ltd., Burton-On-Trent, United KingdomJonathan Bowler, Golder RMT (Golder Associates (UK) Ltd., Burton-On-Trent, United KingdomAndrew Preddy, Golder RMT (Golder Associates (UK) Ltd., Burton-On-Trent, United KingdomHaydn Duffty, Cleveland Potash Ltd,, Boulby Mine, Redcar and Cleveland, United Kingdom
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[Conference] 33rd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
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[Topical Area] Ground Control Monitoring Systems and Practices
[Author] Alexandra Garcia, Golder RMT (Golder Associates (UK) Ltd., Burton-On-Trent, United KingdomJonathan Bowler, Golder RMT (Golder Associates (UK) Ltd., Burton-On-Trent, United KingdomAndrew Preddy, Golder RMT (Golder Associates (UK) Ltd., Burton-On-Trent, United KingdomHaydn Duffty, Cleveland Potash Ltd,, Boulby Mine, Redcar and Cleveland, United Kingdom
[Abstract] 
Key Conclusions:
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Ground control management systems using ground movement as a key trigger are well proven in so called soft rock environments such as coal. The application of this approach to deep creeping evaporites has been shown to be equally applicable.
Key Findings:
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A Ground control magament system utilising measurement as a key trigger has been develeoped and introduced into a wide range of coal mines across the world over the last 25 years. The principles behind this experience have been succesfully applied to a very different mining method and geotechnical environment
Objective of the Paper:
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This paper describes the ground control issues related to this unusual method of mining being carried out and the ground control management system which has been succesfully introduced to mitigate the risk of falls of ground.
Problem Statement:
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increasing depth and geological issues have led to an increase in significant falls of ground at this deep level potash mine. Asd a consequence significant changes have been introducued to mitigate this risk