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Vertical and Decline Shaft Sinking
Good Practices in Technique and Technology, International Mining Forum 2015

ISBN 9781138028203
Published March 17, 2015 by CRC Press
208 Pages

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Book Description

Shaft sinking for underground transportation purposes is a very complex technological process in mining and geotechnology which requires specific and specially designed technological equipment. This technological process is dealt with for a long time, since mining is one of the oldest industries in the world.
This book presents the technical papers that were presented at the International Mining Forum 2015. The International Mining Forum (IMF) is a meeting place of scientists and professionals who are engaged in confronting ideas and experience, evaluating  solutions implemented, and discussing new ideas that might change the image of the mining industry. The IMF is an international activity of the School of Underground Mining, the major branch event organized both by the Mineral & Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences and AGH–University of Science & Technology of Cracow, which gathering approximately 500 people from Poland and other countries every year.

This year's edition of the International Mining Forum was related to specialistic underground construction. Experts presented papers related to the implementation and operation of the vertical and decline shafts.  Experience from China, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia and Poland were shared at the meeting.

The topics of papers submitted include:

  • Application of TBM for driving declines shafts
  • State-of-the-Art in Blind Shaft Drilling
  • Ground freezing
  • Technology of shaft sinking in low-strength rocks and high natural hazards probabilities
  • Static calculations of the shaft linings
  • Determinants of forecasting deformation in a shaft

Table of Contents



Future Trends in Shaft Development
E. Neye, W. Burger, A. Frey, D. Petrow-Ganew, Benjamin Künstle

Investment Costs Comparison of Shafts and Declines
Branko Gluscevic, Cedomir Beljic, Zoran Gligoric

Two-Dimensional Raise-Bore Hole Stability and Support Assessment for the Victoria Project in Ontario, Canada
M. Jakubowski, M. Moskwa

Conditions of Deformation Prediction in the Shaft
A. Kwinta

State-of-the-Art in Blind Shaft Drilling for Shaft Sinking in the Coal-Mining Industry in China
Song Haiqing, Yao Zhishu, Cai Haibing

Vertical Shaft Sinking for Underground Transportation Purposes in Slovenia
Marko Ranzinger, Marjan Hudej

Freezing Method as the Optimal Way of Rock Mass Treating in Polish Copper Mines
Slawomir Fabich, Jacek Kulicki, Slawomir Switon

About the Application of Conventional and Advanced Freeze Circle Design Methods of the Ust-Jaiwa Freeze Shaft Project
Nikolai Hentrich, Juergen Franz

Static Calculations of Mine Shaft Linings in Poland (Selected Problems)
A. Wichur, K. Frydrych, P. Kaminski

The Construction of Shafts in the Copper Fields in the Conditions of the Fore-Sudetic Monocline as Exemplified by the SW-4 Shaft
Wojciech Chojnacki, Slawomir Fabich, Tadeusz Rutkowski

Underground Deposit Exploitation - Bontang Project
Janusz Olszewski, Pawel Wójcik, Janusz Rusek

Deepening the JANINA VI Shaft
Jaroslaw Jankowski, Jacek Mikaa, Mariusz Gierat

Vertical Position Identification of the Machine Vision System in the Mineshaft for the Purposes of Diagnostic Image Processing of the Mineshaft Lining Surface
Henryk Kleta, Adam Heyduk, Jaroslaw Joostberens

Sinking of 1 Bzie Shaft in Difficult Hydrogeological Conditions with the Application of Combined Lining and High-Performance Concretes
Daniel Wowra, Tomasz Sanocki, Mariusz Wojtaczka

Reapir of Shaft Brick Lining within Clay-Stone Zone and Proposal of Alateration of the Polish Standard PN-G-14002:1997
Roland Bobek, Tomasz Sledz, Adam Ratajczak, Wojciech Lekan, Piotr Gluch

Application of Steel Segements in the Reinforcement of Shaft Lining at a Section of Sandwater Area
Aleksander Wardas, Wojciech Lekan, Piotr Gluch

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Jerzy Kicki
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Lectures and classes for the Mining and Geoengineering Faculties on the following courses; 150 graduated MSc. Students.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: An Economic and Mining Engineer with more than 30 years of experience including: project evaluation, due diligence activity, pre and feasibility studies. Dr. Kicki made more than 200 industrial reports and large projects which were prepared and managed for Polish mining industry. From this list more than 100 are related to coal mining. He has managed diverse teams working on mineral property development and feasibility study, mine and plant operations.
ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE: Deputy Dean of Mining Faculty at the University of Mining and Metallurgy (AGH), Chair of the Organizing Committee of School of Underground Mining (organized since 1992), Chairman of the World Mining Congress 2008,since 1996 head of Mineral Engineering Department in Polish Academy of Sciences- Institute of Mineral Economy and Energy.

Eugeniusz Jacek Sobczyk
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: University of Lodz (1978-1982); master of science degree of geomorphology. Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow (1982-1986); engineer of geology and mining. Jagiellonian University in Cracow (1989-1990). Doctor’s degree of mining geology (2000). Qualifying as assistant professor of mining geology (2010).
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Scientist in Mineral and Energy Economy Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow since 1986. Working on management of coal reserves and on restructuring of the coal industry in Poland; evaluation of deposits and mining project. Member of the Polish Association of Mineral Asset Valuators. The valuator of mineral deposits (Co-author of the valuation of hard-coal deposits). He holds the title of European Geologist.

Paweł Kamiński
Research and teaching assistant at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Participant of many studies and projects, primarily related to underground mining, ventilation and underground construction.