Research on determining the safe mining depth in special geological conditions of Mong Duong coal mine
- Authors: Chung Van Pham 1*, Dac Manh Phung 2, Ha Thu Thi Le 1, Trong Gia Nguyen 1, Trung Thanh Ngo 3, Thang Vu Tran 4
1 Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam
2 Vietnam Mining Science and Technology Association, Hanoi, Vietnam
3 Mining Geology Joint Stock Company - TKV, Hanoi, Vietnam
4 Institute of Mining Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Received: 14th-May-2021
- Revised: 14th-Aug-2021
- Accepted: 10th-Sept-2021
- Online: 31st-Oct-2021
- Section: Geomatics and Land Administration
The displacement and deformation of strata due to underground mining is one of the factors that negatively affect the safety of production activities. The strata displacement and deformation depend on many factors such as mining geological conditions, safe mining depths, and mining technologies. The determination of the safe depths is important for calculating the size of safety pillars to minimize mineral loss. To date, there have been many studies to determine safe mining depths under normal geological conditions. However, not much research has been conducted to determine safe mining depths with special geological conditions such as many folds, breaks, faults, and under water-bearing objects. This research introduces a method to determine the safe mining depths for the reservoir set in special geological conditions with folds and excavating several seams under water bodies. The proposed method employs the principle of the similar geological zone theory to calculate the safe mining depths. The method is applied to the Mong Duong coal mine, with three coal seams numbered 5, 6, and 7 with the depth of 210, 180, and 136 m, respectively. The results of mining depths safe obtained H5= 240m, H6 =192m, H7= 136m, respectively.
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