Influence of tectonic faults on the projected advanced water reduction systems on the example of the “Yubileynaya” pipe

Prior to the start of mining, a system of communicating lakes existed within the quarry field of the “Yubileinaya” pipe, the largest primary diamond deposit in Western Yakutia. During the construction of the quarry, the lakes were deflated and drained, however blind taliks of Protochnoe and Travyanistoe lakes still have a impact on the mining and geological conditions of the deposit development. To ensure the safety of further work at the field, one of the main tasks is to study the hydrogeological conditions of the field. This is necessary for the construction of a drainage system to prevent the discharge of talik water on the sides of the quarry. In 2018–2019 pilot wells were drilled, on which the whole complex of hydrogeological studies was carried out. To study the structural and tectonic structure portion was performed survey and mapping of the faults within the pit field. As a result, information was obtained on the hydrogeological and structural-tectonic conditions within the talik of Lake Travyanistoe. Aspects and features of the influence of tectonic disturbances on the hydrodynamic and capacitive parameters of talik reservoirs are considered.The analysis of the relationship between tectonic disturbances and the coefficient of water permeability has been carried out. Taking into account the above factors made it possible to effectively drain the talik within the nearrock mass of the quarry, which significantly increased the physical and mechanical properties of rocks in the interval of development of the blind talik.

Keywords: Siberian platform, Alakit-Markhinskoe kimberlite field, Yubileinaya pipe, blind taliks, fresh waters, tectonic faults, water conductivity coefficient, drainage systems.
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Yannikov A. M., Yannikova S. A., Korepanov A. Yu. Influence of tectonic faults on the projected advanced water reduction systems on the example of the “Yubileynaya” pipe. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(5—2):174—186. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_52_0_174.

Issue number: 5
Year: 2022
Page number: 174-186
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 556.334
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_52_0_174
Article receipt date: 01.10.2021
Date of review receipt: 04.04.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.04.2022
About authors:

Yannikov A. M.1, Cand. Sci. (Geol. Mineral.), head of the laboratory of mining and geological problems of field development,Х,;
Korepanov A. Yu.1, head of the hydrogeological research sector of the laboratory of mining and geological problems of field development,,;
Yannikova S. A.1, lead engineer of the laboratory of mining and geological problems of field development,,;
1 “Yakutniproalmaz” Institute, PJSC “ALROSA”, 39 Lenina St., 678174 Mirny, Russia.


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