Experience in the development of innovative underground geotechnologies for mining of ore deposits

Based on an analysis of the design principles and practice of underground mining of ore deposits, the most significant features, trends to develop and directions to enhance of underground geotechnology in the field of opening and preparation, mining systems, filling works and ore preparation have been established. The main signs of innovation — scientific research and implementation in production in order to obtain additional value, are highlighted. Various approaches to the development of innovative underground geotechnologies are shown and a methodology for their justification is formulated based on a systematic approach implemented in the framework of the concept of integrated development of mineral resources and on the principles of economic efficiency, industrial and environmental safety, completeness of subsoil development. The experience of the IM UB RAS on the development and implementation of innovative underground geotechnologies in the design and industrial operation of a number of ore deposits is given, which significantly increased the completeness and quality of ore extraction from the subsoil, increased labor productivity in sinking and stoping works, reduced capital and operating costs for ore mining and to utilize mining and processing waste in the mined-out space.

Keywords: ore deposit, underground geotechnology, innovation, trends to develop, method of opening, mining system, economic efficiency, environmental safety.
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Sokolov I.V., Antipin Y.G., Gobov N.V., Nikitin I.V. Experience in the development of innovative underground geotechnologies for mining of ore deposits. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(3-1):338-350. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-31-0-338-350.


the Research was carried out within the framework of the state task # 07500581-19-00 on the Topic # 0405-2019-0005.

Issue number: 3
Year: 2020
Page number: 338-350
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.272.06:622.627.2
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-31-0-338-350
Article receipt date: 21.11.2019
Date of review receipt: 12.02.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.03.2020
About authors:

Sokolov I.V.1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), full member of the Academy of mining sciences, acting director,
Antipin Yu.G.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), head of the laboratory of underground geotechnology,
Gobov N.V.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), senior research worker of the laboratory of underground geotechnology,
Nikitin I.V.1, research worker of the laboratory of underground geotechnolog,
1 The Institute of Mining of the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 620075, Ekaterinburg, Russia.


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