It is proposed to extract lowand medium-grade ore from lodes 1.5 to 3.0 m thick using alternative mining methods with sublevel drifts and pillars to support highwall. These approaches allow extracting blocks 150–250 m long in unattended mode. Furthermore, mining performance doubles in this case owing to simultaneous stoping on the lower sublevel, drilling on the higher sublevel and extraction and drilling on the middle sublevel. For extraction of high-value ore from thin and steeply dipping ore bodies (lodes), the proposed alternative method with sublevel drifts features arrangement of stopes along the strike, with their successive extraction (one after another) and blasting of highwall rock on the side nearest to the zone of caving of the stope sidewall which is fenced by a pre-constructed strong baffle to prevent flow of caved rocks in the stope. This eliminates ore losses and ensures high performance of heading and stoping.


Acknowledgements: The study was supported in the framework of the special-purpose funding program of the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan, Program No. 2018/ВR05236712.

For citation: Yegemberdiyev RI., Volkov YuA. Justification of mining technology and its parameters for thin and steeply dipping ore bodies (lodes). MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2019;(10):22-34. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2019-10-0-22-34.


Mining system, stope, sublevel drift, rib pillar, think and steeply dipping ore body (lode), highwall rock mass blasting, drilling, caving.

Issue number: 10
Year: 2019
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.063.23
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2019-10-0-22-34
Authors: Yegemberdiyev R. I., Volkov Yu. A.

About authors: R.I. Yegemberdiyev, Engeneer, e-mail: ryegemberdiyev@borusan.com, Yu.A. Volkov, Engeneer, e-mail: ro1ro@mail.ru, D.A. Kunayev Mining institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Corresponding author: R.I. Yegemberdiyev, e-mail: ryegemberdiyev@borusan.com.


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