Underground mine design Mazy – Golzinne, Belgium

Moritz Vielkind

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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The aim of the work is on the one side, to describe the current geomechanical status of the underground mine of black marble and on the other side to design possible future mining areas. The current status of the room and pillar operation is described by using the results of the fieldwork and the results of the laboratory tests. With this data the stability of the pillars and the rooms are evaluated, using the concept of the factor of safety and rock mass classification systems. Besides the structure of the deposit, geological discontinuities are also described and documented. In consideration of external influences, like water or quality, possible future mining areas are reported and possible mining geometries are shown. With all this information and the results of the analysis of the current status, a pre-design for the future mining operations is done. The current status and the results for the possible future mining areas are visualized by a 3D model in Surpac.
Translated title of the contributionDimensionierung des untertägigen Abbaus Mazy - Golzinne, Belgien
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Blaha, Hannes, Supervisor (internal)
Award date14 Dec 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • room and pillar
  • underground mine design
  • black marble
  • pillar dimensioning
  • rockmass classification systems
  • Surpac
  • dimension stone

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