Backfilling of underground mines with paste

Rankine, R., and Sivakugan, N. (2004) Backfilling of underground mines with paste. In: Proceedings of the 9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. pp. 225-231. From: To the eNZ of the Earth, 8-11 February 2004, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Paste fill is the newest form of backfill material in the spectrum available to international mines and is made from full mill tailings with an effective grain size of approximately 5 um, combined with a small portion of binder and water. It is used to backfill the voids left by the sequential mining of ore to provide local and regional stability to the ore body. Paste is relatively new in the mining industry and as such a review of the current state of the art in understanding was considered pertinent and is contained within this paper.

Item ID: 7539
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-86869-123-7
Keywords: backfills; minefill; mining; paste; pastefills
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Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2010 22:26
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8502 Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources > 850299 Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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