- Created: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:08
- Written by R. Paul
The December edition of the Journal contains 14 papers, split almost equally between mining and metallurgical topics – there is something to cover most interests.
Four papers deal with different aspects of coal mining, with all having an underlying theme of enhancing safety in mining. The next two investigate the testing and mechanized installation of rockbolts, also dealing with safety in mining, albeit at a slight distance. The remaining two mining papers also have an indirect link to mining safety, with the first investigating the numerical simulation of surrounding rock creep. The second paper in this mining group reviews previous methodologies for stope boundary selection (alright, I confess, somewhat of a stretch in finding a safety association here!).