Geotechnical considerations in highwall mining applications in Indonesia

Takashi Sasaoka, Hideki Shimada, Kikuo Matsui, Hiroshi Takamoto

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Abstract

Indonesia is the second largest coal exporter to Japan. Almost all the coal is produced from open cut mines. However, a great deal of coal is left in the highwalls of the mined-out pits. The use of highwall mining systems has increasingly come into play in the U.S. and Australia, when overburden depth exceeds economical recovery in an open cut mine. However, the stability of the highwalls is always a major safety concern in such mining. This paper describes the characteristics of the highwall mining system and discusses the appropriate highwall mining system for use in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM
Pages312-317
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM - Morgantown, WV, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2010Jul 29 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM

Other

Other29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM
CountryUnited States
CityMorgantown, WV
Period7/27/107/29/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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