This book illustrates the advantages of the application of ground mechanic concepts to hard rock mining. It examines the ground stability for various mine layouts using specific case histories. The book deals with ground support, reinforcement, and stabilization of mining structures.
1. Concept of Stress and Strain 2. Deformations of Rocks 3. Failure of Rocks 4. Strength of Rocks 5. Monitoring of Rock Structures 6. Ground Conditions 7. Ground Stresses 8. Mine Pillar Structures 9. Open Stoping 10. Artificially Supported Stope Structure 11. Caving and Drawing Methods 12. Combined Open/Filled Structures 13. External Ground Support 14. Internal Ground Support 15. Ground Stabilization