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''This article is about the application of ground support strategies and techniques to "underground mining projects". For the article on general geotechnical design see [[Geotechnical Design]].''
 
''This article is about the application of ground support strategies and techniques to "underground mining projects". For the article on general geotechnical design see [[Geotechnical Design]].''
   
'''Ground support''' is a set of techniques, elements and methods that enable the conservation or mobilization of a rockmass' intial strentgh in order to allow for self-supporting rock mass. The ultimate goal of this practice is to allow for mining to occur safely while maintaining the stability of created underground excavations.
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'''Ground support''' is a set of techniques, elements and methods that enable the conservation or mobilization of a rockmass' initial strength. The rockmass is given the ability to self-support throughout the course of mining. The ultimate goal of this practice is to allow for mining to occur safely while maintaining the stability of created underground excavations.
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These techniques can be divided into two main categories. Support techniques
   
 
In Ontario, ground support requirements are defined under the
 
In Ontario, ground support requirements are defined under the

Revision as of 17:11, 7 February 2011

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This article is about the application of ground support strategies and techniques to "underground mining projects". For the article on general geotechnical design see Geotechnical Design.

Ground support is a set of techniques, elements and methods that enable the conservation or mobilization of a rockmass' initial strength. The rockmass is given the ability to self-support throughout the course of mining. The ultimate goal of this practice is to allow for mining to occur safely while maintaining the stability of created underground excavations.

These techniques can be divided into two main categories. Support techniques

In Ontario, ground support requirements are defined under the


See Main Article: The information required for the mine design

Significant Properties of Support Elements

Uses of Ground Support

Historically Support vs. Reinforcement Active vs. Passive Primary vs. Secondary

Types of Support

Empirical Support Design

Historical Methods of Support

Design Parameters

Installation Methods

Equipment

References

Further Reading

External Sources