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An assessment of current practices of remnant extraction in the gold mining industry

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dc.contributor.advisor Yilmaz H en
dc.contributor.author Rangasamy T en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:18:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:18:07Z
dc.date.created 2000 en
dc.date.submitted 2004 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/109421
dc.description.abstract This research report describes, in detail, the rock engineering work carried out to evaluate current remnant mining practice on selected mines in the South African gold mining industry. The motivation for this research project stemmed from the high production tonnages that come from remnant blocks coupled with the high mining risks associated with remnants. As one progresses from mines in the Far West Rand region to the Klerksdorp and Free State regions, the average percentage of production from remnant blocks increases from approximately 5%, reaching a high of 60% for some mines in the Free State region. This research project lays the foundation for an in depth evaluation of remnant mining by establishing current or best remnant practice in selected mines in the South African gold mining industry. <br><br> Aspects with respect to remnants that are discussed within the body of the research report include: remnant definitions, reasons for extracting remnant blocks, methods used to extract remnant blocks, stoping strategies for remnant extraction, remnant support strategies, remnant monitoring and current approaches to remnant risk management. en
dc.language English en
dc.title An assessment of current practices of remnant extraction in the gold mining industry en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MSc (Min Eng) en


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