The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised jointly by the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy AusIMMM, the University of Wollongong and the Mine Managers Association of Australia.For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522. Tel: (02) 4221 3449. Email:naj_aziz@uow.edu.au. See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website. Listing of previous conference papers here:

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Complete proceedings as printed, with front matter, are available here:

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Papers from 2014

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Development and Utilisation of Fibre Optic-based Monitoring Systems for Underground Coal Mines, Saiied Mostafa Aminossadati, Mohammad Amanzadeh, Mehmet Siddik Kizil, and Tongyu Liu

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Proceedings of the 2014 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Shear strength properties of Hilti Plain and Indented Strand cable bolts, Naj Aziz, Kay Heeman, Jan Nemcik, and Stefan Mayer

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Suggested methods for the preparation and testing of various properties of resins and grouts, Naj Aziz, Jan Nemcik, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Stephen Foldi, David Joyce, Arash Moslemi, Hooman Ghojavand, Shuqi Ma, Xuwei Li, and Haleh Rasekh

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Commissioning Adiabatic Oven Testing – an Inter-Laboratory Comparison, B. Beamish, J. Theiler, J. Saurat, and T. Levi

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Underground Mine Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) Monitoring – an Australian Journey towards Achieving Accuracy, Bharath Belle

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Changes in Gas Composition during Coal Seam Drainage and Laboratory Testing, Dennis John Black and Naj Aziz

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Prediction of in situ rock strength using sonic velocity, Nicholas Butel, Alex Hossack, and Mehmet S. Kizil

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Developments in the Management of Spontaneous Combustion in Australian Underground Coal Mines, David Cliff, Darren Brady, and Martin Watkinson

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Evaluating methods of underground short encapsulation pull testing in Australian coal mines, Peter Craig, Naj Aziz, Jan Nemcik, and Arash Moslemi

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In situ bond strength testing of Australian cable bolts, Peter Craig and Matthew Holden

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Mapping techniques for determining sandstone roof channel paleodrainage direction in coal mines, Luc Daigle

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Alternative excavation methods in undeground coal mining, C. Donnelly, G. Rammage, and M. Donghi

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Classification of Coal Seams for Coal and Gas Outburst Proneness in the Zonguldak Coal Basın, Turkey, Olgun Esen, Samet Can Ozer, and Abdullah Fisne

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Next generation technology for corrosion protection in ground support elements, David William Evans

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The load transfer mechanism of fully grouted cable bolts under laboratory tests, Paul Hagan, Jianhang Chen, and Serkan Saydam

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Comparative Analysis of Coal Fatalities in Australia, South Africa, India, China and USA, 2006-2010, Jill Harris, Phillip Kirsch, Meng Shi, Jirui Li, Ankita Gagrani, Anand Krishna ES, Ahmad Tabish, Deepanshu Arora, Kishore Kothandaraman, and David Cliff

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Open Risk - an Update on the Use of a Pit Highwall Risk Rating System, John Hoelle

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The size effect of rock sample used in anchorage performance testing of cable bolts, Matthew Holden and Paul Hagan

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Minimising Mucking Time by Prediction of Muckpile Top Size in Tunnel Blasting: A Case Study, Mohammad Farouq Hossaini, Mohammad Mohammadi, Bahman Mirzapour, and Nabiollah Hajiantilaki

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Poly-crystalline Diamond Drill Bit Development, Frank Hungerford and Ting Ren

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Riskgate and Australian Coal Operations, Phillip Kirsch, Jill Harris, Darren Sprott, and David Cliff

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Active Barrier Performance Preventing Methane Explosion Propagation, Johannes Jacobus Labuschangne du Plessis and Helmut Spath

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An asssessment of the correlation between the strength and cuttability of rock, Joel Langham-Williams and Paul Hagan

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Optimisation of Waste-Dump Lift Heights for Pre-strip Operations, Robert Lucas and Mehmet Siddig Kizil

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The borehole sleeving test method of resin anchored roof bolt instalations, Kent McTyer, David Evans, Guy Reed, and Russell Firth

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Investigation of the relationship between strata characteristics and longwall caving behaviour, Terry Medhurst, Peter Hatherly, and David Hoyer

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Development of a method for a longwall top coal caveability assessment, Terry Medhurst, Rudd Rankine, and Michael Kelly

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Is Carbon Monoxide Sensing an Effective Early Fire Detection Option for Underground Coal Mines?, Frank Mendham, David Cliff, and Tim Horberry

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A study on the shear behaviour of infilled rock joints under cyclic loading and constant normal stiffness conditions, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Jan Nemcik, and Naj Aziz

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Effects of shearing direction on shear behaviour of rock joints, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Haleh Rasekh, Naj Aziz, and Jan Nemcik

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Concurrent In Situ Methods for Measuring Permeability, Gas Content and Saturation, Quentin Morgan, John Pope, and Peter Ramsey

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Fluid Pressure Monitoring in Deep Cement Grouted Boreholes, Bruce Neels and Ian Gray

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Roof support control in longwall technology, Petr Novak and Jan Babjak

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Belt Road Segregation and Escapeways - Compliance or Risk Management?, Martin Olsen

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Geotechnical data from geophysical logs: stress, strength and joint patters in NSW and QLD coalfields, Stacey Pell, Ross W. Seedsman, and Kim Straub

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Full scale tests to compare the strength of polymer liners with high tensile steel mesh, Ian Porter, Zhenjun Shan, Jan Nemcik, and Ernest Baafi

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Gas Wettability of Coal and Implications for Gas Desorption and Drainage, Abouna Saghafi, Kaydy Pinetown, and Hoda Javanmard

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Numerical Modelling of Low Rank Coal for Spontaneous Combustion, Kyuro Sasaki, Yongjun Wang, Yuichi Sugai, and Xiaoming Zhang

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Implementing a suspension design for coal mine roadway support, Ross W. Seedsman

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Effect of different curing conditions on the compressive and flexural properties of Plaster of Paris, Zenjun Shan, Ian Porter, Jan Nemcik, and Qiuqiu Qiao

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Optimisation of Overburden Blasts at Glencore Ulan Surface Coal Operations, Daniel Thorn, Bruno Cediel, Sedat Esen, and Murali Nagarajan

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Drilling induced fractures in coal core from vertical exploration well: a method to determine cleat azimuth, and the angle between cleat and maximum horizontal stress, and its application, David Titheridge

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Assessment of an Environmental Sustainability Index for the Underground Coal Gasification Process by Using Numerical Analysis, Vidal Novarro Torres, Anthony Steven Atkins, and Raghu Nath Singh

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New fracture models for the progressive failure of rock slopes, Gaetano Venticinque and Jan Nemcik

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Measurement of Critical Self-Ignition Temperatures of Low Rank Coal Piles, Yongjun Wang, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, and Xiaming Zhang

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Leveraging Gas Reservoir Data, Ray Williams

Papers from 2013

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Development of a method for layout selection using analytical hierarchy process, Shaima Abdalla, Mehmet S. Kizil, and Ismet Canbulat

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Rock bolt corrosion - an experimental study, Naj Aziz, Peter Craig, Jan Nemcik, and Faisal I. Hai

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New approach to resin sample preparation for strength testing, Naj Aziz, James Hillyer, David Joyce, Shuqi Ma, Jan Nemcik, and Arash Moslemi

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Proceedings of the 2013 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz, Bob Kininmonth, Jan Nemcik, Ting Ren, and John Hoelle

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Delaying spontaneous combustion of reactive coals through inhibition, Basil Beamish, Patrick McLellan, Homero Endara, Umit Turunc, Michael Raab, and Rowan Beamish

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Real-time air velocity monitoring in mines - a quintessential design parameter for managing major mine health and safety hazards, Bharath Belle

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Pike River Royal Commission outcomes, Stewart Bell

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Cyclic inert gas injection - an alternative approach to stimulate gas drainage from tight coal zones, Dennis J. Black1

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Issues related to stability design of very high spoil dumps, Leonie Bradfield, John Simmons, and Stephen Fityus

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Ensuring the survival of critical information sources after an underground incident - can it be achieved?, Darren Brady, David Cliff, Geoffrey Nugent, Seamus Devlin, Steve Tonegato, and Peter Mason

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Dilatational slip angle of rebar bolts under axial loading, Chen Cao, Jan Nemcik, Naj Aziz, and Ting Ren

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Study on the bolt-mesh-anchor support technology for mining roadway in complex coal seam, Ying Chen, Hongwei Zhang, and Bingjie Huo

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Analysis and design of faceroad roof support (ADFRS), Mark Colwell and Russell Frith

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In-situ pull testing of cable bolts encapsulated with injection polyurethane, Peter Craig and Brett Murnane

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Management of subsidence at the Tasman and Abel Mines - issues and outcomes, Steve Ditton and Tony Sutherland

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Improvements in truck requirement estimations using detailed haulage analysis, Patrick Doig and Mehmet S. Kizil

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Application of advanced InSAR techniques for the measurement of vertical and horizontal ground motion in longwall minings, Javier Duro, David Albiol, Oscar Mora, and Blanca Payàs

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A holistic examination of the geotechnical design of longwall shields and associated mining risks, Russell Frith

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Australian longwall panel ventilation practices, Stewart Gillies and Hsin Wei Wu

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Tectonic stress environment of coal-rock dynamic hazard in Kailuan mining area, China, Jun Han, Bin Liang, Hongwei Zhang, Zhijie Zhu, and Hai Rong

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Geotechnical modelling based on geophysical logging data, Peter Hatherly, Terry Medhurst, and Binzhong Zhou

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Variation in load transfer along the length of fully encapsulated rock bolts, based on the installation mixing parameters, James Hillyer, Peter Craig, Shuqi Ma, Naj Aziz, Jan Nemcik, and Trenton Milner

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Effect of dynamic elastic properties of rock on fragmentation in Choghart Ironore Mine, Central Iran, Mohammad Farouq Hossaini, Rostam Ghafoori, Alireza Yarahmadi, and Mehdi Pourghasemi

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Cross-measure directional drilling, Frank Hungerford and Ting Ren

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International experience of gas emission and gas outburst prevention in underground coal mines, Thomas Imgrund and Rob Thomas

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Estimation of rock cavability in jointed roof in longwall mining, Alireza Jabinpoor, Ahmad Jafari, and Mehdi Yavari Shahreza

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A fractal theory based Fractional diffusion model of methane in coal and experimental verification, Haina Jiang and Yuanping Cheng

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Evaluation of structural component design in life-of-mine planning, Greg Kay and Michael Salu

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Geotechnical roof classification for an underground coal mine from borehole data, William Lawrence, Jason Emery, and Ismet Canbulat

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A study of coal swelling-controlled CO2 diffusion processes, Wei Li, Yuanping Cheng, Liguo Wang, and Junhui Mo

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Remote monitoring of subsurface heatings in opencut coal mines, John Malos, Basil Beamish, Lance Munday, Peter Reid, and Craig James

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Comparison of photogrammetry and survey laser scanning output data for use in mapping joints in open cut highwalls, Alison McQuillan

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Improvements in long tendon support with pumpable resin, Tom Meikle, Stephen C. Tadolini, Robert Hawker, and Daniel Pollack

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An engineered approach to bushfire management, Frank Mendham

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Early fire detection in underground coalmines, Frank Mendham, David Cliff, Tim Horberry, and Andre De Kock

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Numerical modelling of cyclic shear behaviour of rock joints under constant normal stiffness condition, Ali Mirzaghorbanali and Jan Nemcik

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Prediction of damaged zone in longwall working panels, Hamid Mohammadi, Hossein Jalalifar, and Mohammad Ali Ebrahimi

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Prediction and control of spontaneous combustion in thick coal seams, Ramakrishna Morla, Rao Balusu, Krishna Tanguturi, and Manoj Khanal

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Full scale explosion testing and design of gypsum plaster ventilation seals, Verne Mutton and Michael Salu

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The economics of extended pre-strip stripping, Retief Nel and Mehmet S. Kizil

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Tear tests of glass fibre reinforced polymer skin spray-on liner, Jan Nemcik, Ian Porter, and E. Baafi

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A new in-situ method for measuring simultaneously coal seam gas content and permeability, John Pope and Quentin Morgan

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Carbon sequestration in coal measures rocks, Ian Porter, Jae Dawes, Long Nghiem, and Jim Somerville

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Modelling and design of pentice protective structures to resist high-speed projectile impacts, A. M. Remennikov and Ryan Norton

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Design and field trials of water-mist based venturi systems for dust mitigation on longwall faces, Ting Ren, Shivakumar Karekal, Graeme Cooper, Zhongwei Wang, and Brian Plush

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Estimation of fugitive emissions from open cut coal mining and measurable gas content, Abouna Saghafi

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Monitoring longwall weighting at Austar Mine using microseismic systems and stressmeters, Baotang Shen, Xun Luo, Adrian Moodie, and Gregory McKay

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CoalLog: the standard for collection recording storage and transfer of geological and geotechnical data for the Australian coal industry, John Simmons, Paul Maconochie, Brett Larkin, and David Green

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Experimental approach to measure stress and stress changes in rock ahead of longwall mining faces in Czech coal mines, Kamil Soucek, Petr Konicek, Lubomir Stas, Jiri Ptacek, and Petr Waclawik

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Changes in rock properties following immersion in various chemimcal solutions, Luke Summersby, Paul Hagan, Serkan Saydam, and Shu Ren Wang

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Mega project development: optimising current practices and strategies, Richard Wittig

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Hybrid double-skin tubular members for sustainable mining infrastructure, Tao Yu and A. M. Remennikov

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A critical analysis of gas data in relation to gas drainability in the Bulli seam, Lei Zhang, Ting Ren, Naj Aziz, Jan Nemcik, and Andrew Hyslop

Papers from 2012

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Proceedings of the 2012 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz, Bob Kininmonth, Jan Nemcik, and Ting Ren

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Development and mining of high gas low permeability coal seams in the Karaganda coal field-Kazakhstan, Sergazy Baimukhametov, Yuriy Stefluk, and Maarten Velzeboer

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Investigating the influence of reactive pyrite on coal self-heating, Basil Beamish, Zhang Lin, and Rowan Beamish

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Prevention of frictional ignition in coal mines using chilled water sprays, B. Belle, D. Carey, and B. Robertson

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Experiences of the institute of occupational medicine foam respirable sampler use in mines, Bharath Belle

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Opportunity for re-entry into a coal mine immediately following an explosion, Darren Brady and David Cliff

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Failure modes of rockbolting, Chen Cao, Jan Nemcik, Naj Aziz, and Ting Ren

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Application of a numerical model for outburst prediction, control and management, Xavier S.K Choi

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Addressing resin loss and gloving issues at a mine with coal roof, Peter Craig

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Benchmarking continuous haulage, Allison Golsby

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Quality assurance programs for management excellence. Are they relevant to the coal industry?, Allison Golsby

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Mining gassy coals, Ian Gray

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A risk rating system for Anglo American's open cut coal mines in Australia, John Hoelle and Ismet Canbulat

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Relationship between twin tunnels distance and surface subsidence in soft ground of Tabriz Metro - Iran, Saied M. F. Hossaini, Mehri Shaban, and Alireza Talebinejad

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Early warning of longwall roof cavities using LVA software, David Hoyer

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Directional control in longhole drilling, Frank Hungerford, Ting Ren, and N. Aziz

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RISKGATE: Promoting and redefining best practice for risk management in the Australian coal industry, Philipp Kirsch, Sarah Goater, Jill Harris, Darren Sprott, and Jim Joy

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Truck-shovel fleet cycle optimisation using GPS collision avoidance system, Benjamin Knights, Mehmet Kizil, and Warren Seib

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Numerical modelling for estimation of first weighting distance in longwall coal mining - A case study, H. Manteghi, K. Shahriar, and R. Torabi

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Analysing the effectiveness of the 1750 tonne shields at Moranbah North Mine, Kelly Martin, Mehmet Kizil, and Ismet Canbulat

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Challenges of gas monitoring and interpretation in underground coal mines following an emergency, Peter Mason

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Fault and fracture zone detection based on soil gas mapping and gamma ray survey at the extension site of an open pit coal mine, Ya Ma, Detlef Bringemeier, Alexander Scheuermann, Tiro Molebatsi, and Ling Li

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Design for automated self advancing monorail, Luke Meers and Stephen van Duin

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A quantitative approach to engineering fire life safety in modern underground coal mines, Frank Mendham, David Cliff, and Tim Horberry

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Selection of optimum combination of fans for bord and pillar coal mines - A Case Study, Ramakrishna Morla, Krishna Tanguturi, and A. Manohar Rao

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Design and construction of water holding bulkheads at Xstratacoal's Oaky No 1 Mine, Verne S. Mutton, Michael Salu, Mark Johnston, and Christian Mans

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Large excavations and their effect on displacement of land boundaries, Jan Nemcik, Naj Aziz, and Ting Ren

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Pike River mine re-entry and emergency mine re-entry guidelines application and learnings, Geoffrey Nugent, Darren Brady, David Cliff, and Seamus Devlin

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Application of a transversely isotropic brittle rock mass model in roof support design, David A. F. Oliveira

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Dust control practices in the Indian mining industry, Jai Krishna Pandey

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A Critical evaluation of dust sampling methodologies in Longwall Mining in Australia and the USA, Brian Plush, Ting Ren, and Naj Aziz

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Thermal infrared-based seam tracking for intelligent longwall shearer horizon control, Jonathon C. Ralston and Andrew D. Strange

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Blast optimisation with In Situ rock mass characterization by seismic profiling at an opencast coal mine in India, More Ramulu, Anand Ganpatrao Sangode, and Amalendu Sinha

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A practical inertial navigation solution for continuous miner automation, David C. Reid, Mark T. Dunn, Peter B. Reid, and Jonathon C. Ralston

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Investigation of spontaneous heating zones and proactive inertisation of longwall goaf in Fenguangshan Mine, Ting Ren, Zhongwei Wang, Jan Nemcik, Naj Aziz, and Jianming Wu

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Desinging coal mine development galleries for room and pillar mining for continuous miner operations - Indian experience, Mani Ram Saharan, Prabir Kumar Palit, and Kasaraneni Ramachandra Rao

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The strength of the pillar-floor system, Ross Seedsman

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Analysis of the Macquarie monorail system in development of gate roads at Mandalong Mine, Braedon Smith and Paul Hagan

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Back analysis of roof classification and roof support systems at Kestrel North, Sabine Stam, Glen Guy, and Nick Gordon

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Safe automation: A practical guide to understand and manage sensor RF exposure risk, Andrew Strange and Jonathon Ralston

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Metropolitan Mine underground emplacement of coal rejects - A case study, Greg Tarrant, Tim Gilroy, Gasper Sich, and Dane Nielsen

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Experimental protocol for stress corrosion cracking of rockbolts, Damon Vandermaat, Elias Elias, Peter Craig, Serkan Saydam, Alan Crosky, Paul Hagan, and Bruce Hebblewhite

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Automated bolting and meshing on a continuous miner for roadway development, Stephen van Duin, Peter Donnelly, Ian Oxley, and Luke Meers

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Hot environment - estimation of thermal comfort in deep underground mines, Shugang Wang, Ting Ren, Tengfei Zhang, Yuntao Liang, and Zhe Xu

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Challenges encountered by New Zealand mines rescue at the Pike River mine disaster, Trevor Watts

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Radon measuring to detect coal spontaneous combustion fire source at Bulianta mine, Shendong, Jianming Wu, Yuguo Wu, Junfeng Wang, and Chunshan Zhou

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Physical scale modelling of roadway advance with wedge cut blasting for South Wing Rail at Tunliu Mine, Y. Q. Yu and Hani S. Mitri

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Permeability testing of coal under different triaxial conditions, Lei Zhang, N. Aziz, Ting Ren, Jan Nemcik, and Zhongwei Wang

Papers from 2011

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Remote Tele-assistance System for Maintenance Operators in Mines, Leila Alem, Franco Tecchia, and Weidong Huang

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Introduction and author index, Naj Aziz

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Proceedings of the 2011 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Experience with Using a Moist Coal Adiabatic Oven Testing Method for Spontaneous Combustion Assessment, Basil Beamish and Rowan Beamish

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Actions to Improve Coal Seam Gas Drainage Performance, Dennis Black and Naj Aziz

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Improvement of Rock Bolt Profiles using Analytical and Numerical Methods, Chen Cao, Jan Nemcik, and Naj Aziz

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Regional Gas Drainage Techniques and Applications in Chinese Coal Mines, Yuanping Cheng, Haifeng Weng, and Lei Wang

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Experimental Study on Quantitative Application of Electromagnetic Radiation Excited by Coal-rock Fracture, Wenxue Chen, Xueqiu He, Baisheng Nie, and Hani Mitri

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Goaf Inertisation and Sealing Utilising Methane from In-Seam Gas Drainage System, C. Claassen

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Optically-powered Underground Coal Mine Communications, Garry Einicke, David Hainsworth, Lance Munday, and Tim Haight

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Why Dead Load Suspension Design for Roadway Roof Support is Fundamentally Flawed within a Pro-active Strata Management System, Russell Frith

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Hydraulic Sluiced Longwall Mining without Supports, I. Gray

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Gas Content Measurement and its Relevance to Outbursting, Ian Gray

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Stresses in Sedimentary Strata, including Coals, and the Effects of Fluid Withdrawal on Effective Stress and Permeability, Ian Gray

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External Reinforcement of Concrete Columns, Muhammad N S Hadi

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The Nexsys Real-time Risk Management and Decision Support System: Redefining the Future of Mine Safety, Kerstin Haustein, Eleonora Widzyk-Capehart, Peter Wang, Dean Kirkwood, and Ricky Prout

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Stability Assessment and Support Design for Water Deviation Binary Tunnels of Bakhtiyari Dam-Iran, Said Mahammad Hossaini, Farshad Nezhadshahmohamad, and Mojtaba Dadkhah

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Prediction of Rock Mass Rating using Fuzzy Logic with Special Attention to Discontinuities and Ground Water Conditions, Hossein Jalalifar, Saeed Mojeddifar, and Ali Akbar Sahebi

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CO2 Storage in Abandoned Coal Mines, Paria Jalili, Serkan Saydam, and Yildiray Cinar

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Improved Techniques for Heading Drivage, Stan F. Johnson

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Digital Networks and Applications in Underground Coal Mines, Denis Kent

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Simulation of Development in Longwall Coal Mines, Mehmet S. Kizil, Alex McAlister, and Robert Pascoe

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Analysis of Ethane Emission Trends from Active Goaf Seals at Mandalong Mine, M. Leal, B. B. Beamish, and C. Claassen

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Numerical Simulation of the De-stressed Deformation of Mining Coal Strata at Different Pore Pressures, Hongyong Liu, Yuanping Chen, Haidong Chen, Shengli Kong, and Qingwei Zhai

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Evaluation of Outburst Potential at Sihe Coal Mine, China, Mingju Liu, Hani Mitri, Jianping Wei, Wang Xio, and Zhihui Wen

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Evaluation of Rock Support Performance through Instrumentation and Monitoring of Bolt Axial Load, Hani Mitri

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Geotechnical Considerations for Longwall Top Coal Caving at Austar Coal Mine, Adrian Moodie and James Anderson

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Intrinsically Safe Communication and Tracking Technologies for Underground Coal Mines, L. Munday, S. Addinell, J. Thompson, and E. Widzyk-Capehart

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Design of Water Holding Bulkheads for Coal Mines, Verne S. Mutton and Alex M. Remennikov

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Determining the Ultimate Strength of ‘Tough Skin’, a Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Liner, Jan Nemcik, Ian Porter, Ernest Baafi, and Jeffrey Navin

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Bearing Capacity of a Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Liner, Jan Nemcik, Ian Porter, Ernest Baafi, and Joshua Towns

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An Integrated Approach to Improving Safety and Efficiency through Communications, Tagging and Collision Avoidance Systems, Brian Nicholls and Tony Napier

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Improving Access to Underground Coal Operators’ Conference Papers, Michael K. Organ, Naj Aziz, and Jan Nemcik

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Dust Monitoring and Control Efficiency Measurement in Longwall Mining, Brian Plush, Ting Ren, Ken Cram, and Naj Aziz

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Development of a Web-based Underground Coal Mining Information Management System, Ian Porter, Ernest Baafi, and Ray Stace

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A Major Step Forward in Continuous Miner Automation, David C. Reid, Jonathon C. Ralston, Mark T. Dunn, and Chad O. Hargrave

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Development of a Water-mist Based Venturi System for Dust Control from Maingate Chocks and BSL, Ting Ren, Graeme Cooper, and Srinivasa Yarlagadda

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Ventilation Surveys and Modelling - Execution and Suggested Outputs, J. A. Rowland

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Gas Content and Emissions from Coal Mining, Abouna Saghafi

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Application of the Brittle Failure Criterion to the Design of Roof Support in the Soft Rocks of Coal Mines, Ross W. Seedsman

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Geotechnical Appraisal of the Thar Open Cut Mining Project, Raghu N. Singh, Abdhul Ghani Pathan, David J. Reddish, and Anthony S. Atkins

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Calculation of Subsidence for Room and Pillar and Longwall Panels, Anton Sroka, Krzysztof Tajdus, and Axel Preusse

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Understanding the Causes of Roof Control Problems on A Longwall Face from Shield Monitoring Data - a Case Study, Robert Trueman, Robert Thomas, and David Hoyer

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Practice and Prospect of Fully Mechanised Mining Technology for Thin Coal Seams under Complex Conditions in China, Shihao Tu, Fangtian Wang, Yan Lu, Qi Wu, and Qingsheng Bai

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The Duncan Method of Partial Pillar Extraction at Tasman Mine, Kent Tyler and Tony Sutherland

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Effect of Magma Intrusion on Coal Gas Outburst Indexes in China, Liang Wang, Yuanping Cheng, Jingyu Jiang, Shengli Kong, Haina Jiang, and Xiaolei Zhang

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Review of Gas Emission Prediction and Control Methods for Multi-seam Mining in Chinese Coal Mines, Zongwei Wang, Ting Ren, and Lei Zhang

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Pressure Relief Gas Extraction based on Strata Movement of Mined upper Protective Seam, Haifeng Weng, Yuanping Cheng, and Qingwei Zhai

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Development of A Cavity Prediction Model for Longwall Mining, Bronya Wiklund, Mehmet S. Kizil, and Ismet Canbulat

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The Experimental Study of the Impact on Supercritical CO2 from CH4 Composition in Coa, Dongmei Wu and Yuanping Cheng

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Proactive Strategies for Prevention and Control of Fires in Bord and Pillar Mines Working in Thick Coal Seams, Srinivasa Yarlagadda, Rao Balusu, Tom Liu, and Veera Reddy B

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Influence of Temperature on the Gas Content of Coal and Sorption Modelling, Lei Zhang, Naj Aziz, Ting Ren, and Zongwei Wang

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The Efficiency Study of the Push-pull Ventilation System in Underground Mine, Xichen Zhang, Yutao Zhang, and Jerry C. Tien

Papers from 2010

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Applications of RFID and mobile technology in tracking of equipment for maintenance in the mining industry, Anthony Atkins, Lizong Zhang, and Hongnian Yu

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Proceedings of the 2010 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Benchmarking moist coal adiabatic oven testing, Basil Beamish and Rowan Beamish

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Application of fault tree analysis to coal spontaneous combustion, Basil Beamish, Tony Sutherland, Michael Coull, David Walker, Gary Day, Craig Shales, Roger Craker, John Rowland, and John Smith

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Innovations in mine roadway stability monitoring using dual height and remote reading electronic telltales, David Bigby, Keith MacAndrew, and Ken Hurt

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Impact of coal properties and operational factors on mine gas drainage, Dennis Black and Naj Aziz

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Outburst Threshold Limits - Current Research Outcomes, Dennis Black and Naj Aziz

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Towards an integration information infrastructure in coal mining asset management application, Jorge Jemel Boneu, Leone Dunn, and Peter Gibson

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Roadway roof support design in critical areas at Anglo American Metallurgical Coal's underground operations, Ismet Canbulat

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Advanced numerical modelling methods of rock bolt performance in underground mines, Chen Cao, Jan Nemcik, and Naj Aziz

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Case study of ethane emissions at Mandalong Mine, Cambridge Claassen and Basil Beamish

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Improving emergency management in underground coal mines, David Cliff and John Grieves

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AMCMRR - an analytical model for coal mine roof reinforcement, Mark Colwell and Russell Frith

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Shear testing of 28mm hollow strand "TG" cable bolt, Peter Craig and Naj Aziz

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Recovery of stored gas in coal by nitrogen injection - a laboratory study, Raul Florentin, Naj Aziz, Dennis Black, Long Nghiem, and Kemal Baris

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Introduction of continuous haulage (4FCT) at the Clarence Colliery, Allison Golsby

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Non destructive integrity testing of rock reinforcement elements in Australian mines, Wauter Hartman, Benoit Lecinq, John Higgs, and David Tongue

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Managing the geotechnical aspects of longwall face recovery, David Hill

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Modification of four-section cut model for drift blast design in Razi coal mine - North Iran, Mohammad Hossaini and Hadi Poursaeed

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Seismic analysis of horseshoe tunnels under dynamic loads due to earthquakes, Navid Hosseini, Kazem Oraee, and Mehran Gholinejad

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CFD simulation of underground coal dust explosions and active explosion barriers, David Humphreys, Greg Collecutt, and David Proud

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Appin Colliery explosion reassessed, Bob Kininmonth

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Coal mine goaf gas predictor (CMGGP), Les Lunarzewski

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Global trends in coal mine horizontal stress measurements, Christopher Mark and Murali Gadde

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3D geotechnical models for coal and clastic rocks based on the GSR, Terry Medhurst, Peter Hatherly, and Binzhong Zhou

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Designing explosion rated ventilation seals for coal mines using high-fidelity physics-based computer modelling, Ian Verne Mutton and Alexander Remennikov

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Mines rescue guidelines : the next generation, Geoff Nugent, Seamus Devlin, John Grieves, David Cliff, and Darren Brady

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Productivity improvement from economic concept to an engineering tool, Kazem Oraee, Navid Hossein, Mohammadreza Soltani, and Mehdi Amirafshari

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Assessment of seismic events in German hard coal mining - occurrence and prediction, Axel Preusse, Heinz-Jürgen Kateloe, and Anton Sroka

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Mine gas initiative North Rhine-Westphalia - part of EnergyAgency.NRW Platform for Economy, Engineering and Research, Axel Preusse and Joerg Kraemer

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The use of CFD modelling as a tool for solving mining health and safety problems, Ting Ren and Rao Balusu

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The Role of ACARP in supporting Australian Coal Research, Bruce Robertson

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Parameters affecting coal seam gas escape through floor and roof strata, Abouna Saghafi, Hoda Javanmard, and Douglas Roberts

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Stability analysis and optimum support design of a roadway in a faulted zone during longwall face retreat - case study : Tabas Coal Mine, Ali Sahebi, Hossein Jalalifar, and Mohammad Ebrahimi

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Stability analysis of Tabas coal mine roadway using empirical and numerical methods, Ali Sahebi, Hossein Jalalifar, Mohammad Ebrahimi, and Ali Abdolrezaee

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Calibrated parameters for the prediction of subsidence at Mandalong Mine, Ross W. Seedsman

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Quantifying the impact of cover depth and panel width on longwall shield-strata interactions, Robert Trueman, Michael Callan, Rod Thomas, and David Hoyer

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Mine-scale numerical modelling of longwall operations, Abouzar Vakili, John Albrecht, and William Gibson

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A numerical simulator of outbursts of coal and gas, Sheng Xue, Gang Wang, Yucang Wang, and Jun Xie

Papers from 2009

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Proceedings of the 2009 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Gate Road Development in High Gas Content Coal Seams at Karaganda Basin Coal Mines, Kazakhstan, D. Baimukhametov, A. Polchin, T. Dauov, and S. Ogay

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Low Temperature Oxidation of a High Volatile Bituminous Turkish Coal Effects of Temperature and Particle Size, K. Baris and V. Didari

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System Management Approach to Improvements in Longwall Development, S. Barker and M. Kizil

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Comparison of Laboratory Bulk Coal Spontaneous Combustion Testing and Site Experience - A Case Study From Spring Creek Mine, B. Beamish and R. Hughes

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Reducing Coal Mine GHG Emissions Through Effective Gas Drainage and Utilisation, D. Black and N. Aziz

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Gas Content Estimation Using Initial Desorption Rate, D. Black, N. Aziz, M. Jurak, and R. Florentin

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Outburst Threshold Limits - Are They Appropriate?, D. Black, N. Aziz, M. Jurak, and R. Florentin

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Assessment of an Underground Coal Mine Fire: A Case Study From Zonguldak, Turkey, A. Cakir and K. Baris

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Spontaneous Combustion Management - Linking Experiment With Reality, D. Cliff

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ALTS 2009 - A Ten Year Journey, M. Colwell and R. Frith

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Changes in Acoustic Emissions When Cutting Difference Rock Types, D. Crosland, R. Mitra, and P. Hagan

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Sorption Characteristic of Coal, Particle Size, Gas Type and Time, R. Florentin, N. Aziz, D. Black, and L. Nghiem

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A Simulation Model for Roadway Development to Support Longwall Mining, G. Gray, E. Baafi, I. Porter, and O. Rojas

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Current Status and Future Prospects of Mining Subsidence and Ground Control Technology in China, W. Guo, Y. Zou, and Y. Liu

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Geotechnical Evaluation of Roof Conditions at Crinum Mine Based on Geophysical Log Interpretation, P. Hatherly, T. Medhurst, G. Ye, and D. Payne

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Outcomes of the Independent Inquiry Into Impacts of Underground Coal Mining on Natural Features in the Southern Coalfield - An Overview, B. Hebblewhite

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Using Helium as a Tracer Gas to Measure Vertical Overburden Conductivity Above Extraction Panels, Y. Heritage and W. Gale

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Coal Bumps in an Eastern Kentucky USA Longwall Coal Mine 1989 to 1997, J. Hoelle

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Geotechnical Risk Assessment in Kerman Coal Mine - Central Iran, M. Hossaini and S. Behraftar

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On Mining-Induced Horizontal Shear Deformations of the Ground Surface, G. Li, R. Pâquet, R. Ramage, and P. Steuart

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A Study on the Effect of Moisture Content on Rock Cutting Performance, J. Mammen, S. Saydam, and P. Hagan

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Dust Control on Longwall Faces by Fine Mist (Atomising) Sprays - Can They Really Work?, I. McDonell

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Opportunities for Improvements in Safety and Health Management Systems for Coal Mines - An Auditor's Perspective, I. McDonell

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Assessment of Spontaneous Heating of Coal By Differential Scanning Calorimetric Technique - An Overview, N. Mohalik, D. Panigrahi, V. Singh, and R. Singh

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Critical Appraisal to Assess the Extent of Fire in Old Abandoned Coal Mine Areas - Indian Context, N. Mohalik, R. Singh, V. Singh, and D. Tripathi

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Innovative Approach to Maintaining Mine Ventilation During Fan Upgrade at Carborough Downs Mine, June 2008, O. Morgan and M. Watkinson

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Ventilation and Gas Extraction Techniques of High Gas Seams in Kazakhstan, D. Mukhamedzhanov, S. Baimukhametov, and A. Polchin

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Geotechnical Assessment of Polymeric Materials as Skin Reinforcement in Underground Mines, Jan Nemcik, I. Porter, E. Baafi, and C. Lukey

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A New Approach for Determination of Tunnel Supporting System Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), K. Oraee, N. Hosseini, and M. Gholinejad

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Estimation of Coal Pillar Strength by Finite Difference Model, K. Oraee, N. Hosseini, and M. Gholinejad

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Application of Enhanced Gas Recovery to Coal Mine Gas Drainage Systems, R. Packham, Y. Cinar, and R. Moreby

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Moving the Ventilation Report into the 21st Century, J. Rowland

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Coal Reservoir Parameters Regulating Gas Emissions Into and From Coal Mines, A. Saghafi

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Times to Ignition Analysis of New South Wales, J. Sargeant, B. Beamish, and D. Chalmers

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Stresses in the Immediate Stone Roof of a Coal Mine Roadway, Ross W. Seedsman

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Prediction of Surface Subsidence Due to Inclined Very Shallow Coal Seam Mining Using FDM, K. Shahriar, S. Amoushahi, and M. Arabzadeh

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An Assessment of the Impact of Stylus Metallurgy on Cerchar Abrasiveness Index, J. Stanford and P. Hagan

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How We Can Help and Improve, M. Velzeboer

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A Web-Based Database for Assessing Roadway Development Performance, L. Viglione, E. Baafi, Amir Hesami, and G. Gibson

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Development of a Pre-Driven Recovery Evaluation Program for Longwall Operations, D. Wichlacz, T. Britten, and B. Beamish

Papers from 2008

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Proceedings of the 2008 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Technology Knowledge Base for Coal Mining: Websites at the University of Wollongong, N. Aziz, R. Caladine, W. Wilbers, and L. Tome

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Optimisation of the bolt profile configuration for load transfer enhancement, N. Aziz, H. Jalalifar, A. M. Remennikov, S. Sinclair, and A. Green

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Development of a Site Specific Self-Heating Rate Prediction Equation for a High Volatile Bituminous Coal, B. B. Beamish and W. Sainsbury

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Moisture Content Impact on the Self-Heating Rate of a Highly Reactive Subbituminous Coal, B. B. Beamish and T. J. Schultz

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Improving UIS gas drainage in underground coal mines, D. J. Black and N. Aziz

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Problems with Determining Oxygen Deficiencies in Ratios Used for Assessing Spontaneous Combustion Activity, D. Brady

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The Role of Gas Monitoring in the Prevention and Treatment of Mine Fires, D. Brady

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CMRR - Practical Limitations and Solutions, J. Calleja

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Tailgate 802 - Grasstree Mine: A Case Study in Pragmatic Roof Support Design, M. Colwell, R. Frith, and G. Reed

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Geotechnical Design at a Mine Site Level - We Have No Choice, R. Frith and M. Colwell

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Underground Atmosphere Real Time Personal Respirable Dust and Diesel Particulate Matter Direct Monitoring, S. Gillies and H. W. Wu

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A Study of the Formation of Hydrogen Produced During the Oxidation of Bulk Coal Under Laboratory Conditions, W. K. Hitchcock, B. B. Beamish, and D. Cliff

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Neural Network or Empirical Criteria? A Comparative Approach in Evaluating Ground Vibration in Karoue - 3 Underground Cavern-SW Iran, S. M. Hossaini, A. Alipour, and A. Jafari

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Geological and Geotechnical Influences on the Caveability and Drawability of Top Coal in Longwalls, P. Humphries and B. Poulsen

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Analysis and Research on Influencing Factors of Coal Reservoir Permeability, X. Li, B. Nie, and Ting Ren

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Polymer-Based Alternative to Steel Mesh for Coal Mine Strata Reinforcement, C. Lukey, Geoffrey M. Spinks, E. Baafi, Ian Porter, and Jan Nemcik

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Effect of Grouting on Longwall Mining Through Faults, T. Medhurst, M. Bartlett, and R. Sliwa

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Designing for Efficient Installation and Relocation of Trunk and Panel Conveyors at Donaldson Coal, Tasman Mine, R. Middleton and M. Elliott

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Corrosion Protection of Rock Bolts by Epoxy coating and its Effect on Reducing Bond Capacity, M. Moosav and S. Karimi

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Crinum Mine, 15 Longwalls 40 Million Tonnes 45 Roof Falls - What did we Learn?, D. A. Payne

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Innovative CDF Modelling Ling to Improve Dust Control in Longwalls, Ting Ren and R. Balusu

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The Limitations of the Observational Method for Roof Support and Subsidence Management in High Production Longwalls, Ross W. Seedsman

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An approach to addressing explosive related accidents by implementing strategic training, Gour Sen and G. Downs

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Risk Management in Mines - The Six Sigma Way, S. K. Sinha

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An Empirical Approach in Prediction of the Roof Rock Strength in Underground Coal Mines, S. R. Torabi, F. Sereshki, M. Zare, and M. Javanshir

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Managing Roof Control Problems on a Longwall Face, R. Trueman, G. Lyman, and A. Cocker

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Gas Drainage Practices and Challenges in Coal Mines of China, K. Wang and S. Xue

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Ten Years of Conducting Level 1 Simulated Emergency Exercises in Queenslands Underground Coal Mines, M. Watkinson and D. Brady

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Identification of Spontaneous Combustion Prone Zones in Longwall Top Coal Caving Goafs, J. Xie, S. Xue, and W. Cheng

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Application of financial risk analysis for project evaluation at a large coal mine, M. Zare, F. Sereshki, and N. Aziz

Papers from 2006

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Determining the Cotnrols for Strata Gas and Oil Duistribution within Sandstone Reservoirs Overlying the Bulli Seam, M. Armstrong, P. Hatherly, and S. Thomson

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Airborne Geophysical Techniques, M. Armstrong and A. Rodeghiero

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Ground Control in Coal Mines in Great Britain, J. Arthur

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Proceedings of the 2006 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Bolt Surface Configurations and Load Transfer Mechanism, N. Aziz, H. Jalaifar, and J. Concalves

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Monitoring Of Subsidence Movements at Major Infrastructure, J. Barbato, D. Kay, H. Pinkster, and B. de Somer

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Rapid Rating Using Coal Mine Roof Rating to Provide Rapid Mine Roof Characterisation from Exploration Drilling, J. Calleja

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Why Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Young's Modulus Are Commonly Poor Indicators of Roadway Roof Stability - Except in the Tailgate, M. Colwell and R. Frith

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Development of In-House Coal Seam Permeability Testing Capabilities, T. Cummins and L. Fredericks

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The Use of Downhole Presometers Implications for Modern Underground Mines, J. Doyle and G. Poole

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Recovering from Major Roof Cavities on the Longwall Face - A Current Perspective, R. Frith

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Water Inflow Issues above Longwall Panels, W. Gale

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A New Real Time Personal Respirable Dust Monitor, A. D. Gillies and H. W. Wu

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An Investigation into Underground Mine Interaction with Overlying Aquifers, Huntly East Mine, New Zealand, G. Guy, W. Gale, B. Sinclair, D. Fergusson, and B. Farnworth

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Ground Vibrations Arising from Using Two Types of Explosives - A Comparative Study, S. M. Hossaini and Gour Sen

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An Assessment of Load Transfer Mechanism Using the Instrumented Bolts, H. Jalalifar, N. Aziz, and Muhammad N S Hadi

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Impacts of Longwall Mining to Rivers and Cliffs in the Southern Coalfield, D. Kay, J. Barbato, G. Brassington, and B. de Somer

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Management of Impacts of Longwall Mining under Urban Areas, D. Kay, A. Waddington, J. Page, and B. de Somer

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Numerical Modelling Of Mining Induced Subsidence, W. Keilich, Ross W. Seedsman, and N. Aziz

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A Case Study on Longwall Mining under the Tidal Waters of Lake Macquarie, G. Li, I. Forster, M. Fellowes, and A. Myors

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A Laboratory Facility to Study the Behaviour of Reinforced Elements Subjected to Shear, L. Mahony and P. Hagan

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Surface Goaf Hole Drainage Trials at Illawarra Coal, T. Meyer

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Developing Methods for Placing Sand-Propped Hydraulic Fractures for Gas Drainage in the Bulli Seam, K. Mills, R. Jeffrey, D. Black, T. Meyer, K. Carey, and S. Goddard

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Methods of Interpreting Ground Stress Based on Underground Stress Measurements and Numerical Modelling, Jan Nemcik, W. J. Gale, and M. W. Fabjanczyk

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High-Resolution Topographic Data for Subsidence Impact Assessment and SMP Preparation: Methods and Considerations, Daniel R. Palamara, G. Brassington, Phil Flentje, and Ernest Baafi

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Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning - Applications for Illawarra Coal, P. Riley and P. Crowe

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Advances in Surface Seismic Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation, A. Rodegheiro and L. Fredericks

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Joint Structure and Coal Strength as Controls on Rib Stability, Ross W. Seedsman

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An Integrated Real-Time Roof Monitoring System for Underground Coal Mines, B. Shen, H. Guo, A. King, and M. Wood

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A Website on Coal and Gas Outburst Management, D. Vyas, N. Aziz, R. Caladine, and L. Tome

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Sterilisation of Coal Resources in the Southern NSW Coalfields: The CFMEU Perspective, G. White

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Pike River Coal - Hydraulic Mine Design on New Zealand's West Coast, P. Whittall

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Observations on the Variation in Acoustic Emissions with Changes in Rock Cutting Conditions, E. Williams and P. Hagan

Papers from 2005

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Proceedings of the 2005 Coal Operators' Conference, N. Aziz

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The Effect of Resin Thickness on Bolt-Grout-Concrete Interaction in Shear, N. Aziz, J. Hossein, and Muhammad N S Hadi

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Status of Outburst Research at the University of Wollongong, N. Aziz, F. Sereshki, and D. Bruggemann

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R70 Relationships and Their Interpretation at a Mine Site, B. B. Beamish, D. G. Blazak, L. C. Hogarth, and I. Jabouri

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Factors Affecting Hot Spot Development in Bulk Coal and Associated Gas Evolution, B. B. Beamish and I. Jabouri

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Health Tracking Project -- The Development of a National Framework for Managing Occupational Illness and Disease in the Australian Minerals Industry, C. Bofinger

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Spontaneous Combustion in Open Cut Coal Mines -- Recent Australian Research, J. N. Carras, S. Day, A. Saghafi, and O. C. Roberts

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Results of Self-Heating Tests of Australian Coals Conducted in a 16m3 Reactor, F. Clarkson

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The Use of Electronic Nose Devices for Coal Self-Heating Detection, F. Clarkson

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The Ability of Current Gas Monitoring Techniques to Adequately Detect Spontaneous Combustion, D. Cliff

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The Demonstration of Electronic Systems to Assist in the Management of a Significant Incident, D. Cliff and R. Moreby

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Economic Returns From Environmental Problems -- Breeding Salt and Stress Tolerant Eucalypts for Carbon Sequestration, Salinity Abatement and Commercial Forestry, G. Dale

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Wear of Dragline Wire Ropes, D. Dayawansa, M. Kuruppu, F. Mashiri, and H. Bartosiewicz

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Real-Time Risk Analysis and Hazard Management, G. Einicke and G. Rowan

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Application of Computer Modelling in the Understanding of Caving and Induced Hydraulic Conductivity About Longwall Panels, W. J. Gale

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Research Needs in Regard to Design, Performance Criteria, Construction, Maintenance Assessment and Repair of Coal Mine Seals, R. Gallagher

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Spontaneous Combustion and Simulation of Mine Fires and Their Effects on Mine Ventilation Systems, A. D. Gillies, H. W. Hu, and D. Humphreys

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A Review of Spontaneous Combustion Incidents, B Ham

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Management Systems for Hazardous Exposures -- Evidence of Failure and Opportunities for Success, B. Ham

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Computer Animation of Hot Spot Development in Bulk Coal as an Aid for Training Coal Miners, M. Hancock, M. S. Kizil, and B. B. Beamish

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The Value of Early Geotechnical Assessment in Mine Planning, C. Hanson, D. Thomas, and B. Gallagher

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Coal Pillar Design Criteria for Surface Protection,, D. Hill

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Anatomy of a Heating and Assessment of Critical Self-Heating Parameters, D. Humphreys

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Management of Change -- The Transformation of UK Coal Project 105, K. J. Irving

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'Keep the Cream'-- Reconciling Coal Recovery at BMA Goonyella Riverside, S. N. Johnston and M. J. Kelleher

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Numerical Modelling of Undermined River Valleys -- A Case Study, W. Kellich, J. W. Lee, N. Aziz, and E. Baafi

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Environmental Reclamation Practice in a Brazilian Coal Mine -- An Economical Approach, J. C. Koppe, A. Grigorieff, and J. F. Costa

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Reducing the Variability in Dragline Operator Performance, G. Lumley

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Application of Tagging Systems for Personnel and Vehicle Access Control, L. Marlborough, S. Barrow, and D. Kent

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Taking Stock of Safety, G. L. McDonald

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Practical Considerations in Longwall Support Behaviour and Ground Response, T. P. Medhurst

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Quantification of Opencast Potential Within the Waikato Coalfields Using Pit Optimisation Software, A. Prentice

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CFD Modelling of Goaf Gas Migration to Improve the Control of Spontaneous Combustion in Longwalls, Ting Ren and R. Balusu

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Development of Innovative Goaf Inertisation Practices to Improve Coal Mine Safety, Ting Ren, R. Balusu, and P. Humphries

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Understanding Organisational and Personal Behaviours to Sustain High Productivity and Safety, M. Roberts

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Coming of Age for Low-Density Explosives, J. Rock, A. Maurer, and N. Pereira

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Legislation, Litigation and Liability, A. J. See

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Chain Pillar Design - Can We?, Ross W. Seedsman, H. Jalalifar, and N. Aziz

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Loading Mechanics of the ‘Can’ and Implications for Improved Strength and Stiffness Properties, G. Tarrant

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Skew Roof Deformation Mechanism in Longwall Gateroads - Concepts and Consequences, G. Tarrant

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Detection of Underground Spontaneous Combustion of Coal With Surface-Based Radon Technique at Dartbrook Mine, S. Xue and N. Winkelmann

Papers from 2004

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Strategic Planning for the Future, B. Allan

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An Update of Roof Bolt Research at the University of Wollongong, N. Aziz

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Proceedings of the 2004 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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The Influence of Gas Environment on Coal Properties - Experimental Studies on Outburst Control, N. Aziz, Ian Porter, and F. Sereshki

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Investigation Into the Extent and Mechanisms of Gloving and Un-mixed Resin in Fully Encapsulated Roof Bolts, R. Campbell, R. Mould, and S. MacGregor

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Study of the Mechanisms of Coal and Gas Outbursts Using a New Numerical Modeling Approach, X. Choi and M. Wold

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Successful Use of a Stress Relief Roadway at Appin Colliery, R. Doyle and W. Gale

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Case Studies From Simulating Mine Fires in Coal Mines and Their Effects on Mine Ventilation Systems, S. Gillies and H. W. Wu

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Getting Useful Gas and Stress Measurements Out of Exploration Drilling, I. Gray

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Planning for a Healthy Future, B. Ham

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Longwall Mining Through Faults at Moranbah North, C. Hanson, B. Moulle, C. Strawson, and A. Laws

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Exploration for Results: Moura Coal Mine, J. Hoelle

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Modelling of Sheared Behaviour Bolts Across Joints, H. Jalalifar, N. Aziz, and M. Hadi

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Sand Propped Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation of Horizontal In-seam Gas Drainage Holes at Dartbrook Coal Mine, R. Jeffrey and C. Boucher

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People With Purpose Creating Prosperity at the CSA Mine, R. Morland

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Design and Testing of a Rated Flexible Membrane Stopping, V. Mutton, N. Aziz, and R. Hawker

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Planning for Mine Closures, H. Pinkster

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A Review of Methods to Determine Panel and Pillar Dimensions That Limit Subsidence to a Specified Impact, Ross W. Seedsman

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New Developments in Australian Coal Production, K. Talbot

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Environmental Aspects of Mine Planning, W. Tyrrell

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Dendrobium Mine: From Paper to Production, P. Whittall

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A Structural Synthesis of the Sydney Basin - Working Towards Improving Geological Confidence and Productivity, C. Woodfull, S. Munroe, S. Griffin, A. Buckingham, A. Ham, M. Etheridge, and P. Hanna

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Innovative Techniques for Detection and Control of Underground Spontaneous Combustion of Coal, S. Xue and H. Cui

Papers from 2003

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Longwall "Pore Pressure" Gas Emission Model, D. Ashelford

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Proceedings of the 2003 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Double Shear Testing of Bolts, N. Aziz, D. Pratt, and R. Williams

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Study of Load Transfer Capacity of Bolts Using Short Encapsulation Push Test, N. Aziz and B. Webb

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Southern Districts Emergency Escape System, P. Baker

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Application of Bulk Coal Self-Heating Tests to Longwall Operations, B. Beamish, J. Phillips, M. Brown, and D. Millers

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Case Studies in the Application of Influence Functions to Visualising Surface Subsidence, R. Byrnes

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Respirable Dust Results From NSW Longwall Mines, K. Cram

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Potential Management and Rehabilitation Requirements of Environmental Effects From Longwall Subsidence on Streams, Lakes and Groundwater Systems, A. Dawkins

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Laboratory Testing of Rock Bolt Stress Corrosion Cracking, E. Gamboa and A. Atrens

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Update on Outbursts and In-Seam Drilling in 2002, J. Hanes

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The Challenge to Improve the Prediction of Subsidence Impacts, C. Harvey

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Investigations Into Premature Rock Bolt Failures in the Australian Coal Mining Industry, B. Hebblewhite, M. Fabjanczyk, and P. Gray

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Analysis of unsupported roof spans highwall mining at Moura coal mine, John Hoelle

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High Risk Management in Two Long Wall Operations, R. Kahler and M. Slater

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Longwall Roof Control by Calculation of the Shield Support Requirements, U. Langosch, U. Ruppel, and U. Wyink

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Hazard Management in Longwall Installations, B. Lyne

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The Coal Mine Roof Rating in Mining Engineering Practice, C. Mark and G. M. Molinda

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Controlling and Reducing Heat on Longwall Faces, P. Mitchell

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New Regulation for Health, Safety and Subsidence, R. Regan

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Roof Support in Gateroads in Multiple Seam Longwalls - Lessons From Ultraclosse Mining at Gibson's Colliery, Ross W. Seedsman

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Roadway Span Stability in Thick Seam Mining - Field Monitoring and Numerical Investigation at Moranbah North Mine, B. Shen, B. Poulsen, M. Kelly, Jan Nemcik, and C. Hanson

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Tailgate Support Design - An Empirical and Analytical Approach, G. Tarrant

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The Impacts of Mine Subsidence on Creeks, River Valleys and Gorges Due to Underground Coal Mining Operations, A. Waddington and D. Kay

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The Use of Sonic Velocity Logs to Define Potential Goaf Delamination Horizons, B. Ward

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The Measurement of Airflow Through Regulators, H. W. Wu, S. Gillies, and T. Mayes

Papers from 2002

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Industry Impacts Outburst and Gas Management, B. Allan

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Strata Control in Underground Coal Mines: A Risk Management Perspective, C. Allanson

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Gas Drainage Experience at the North Goonyella Mine, P. Allonby

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A New Technique to Determine the Load Transfer Capacity of Resin Anchored Bolts, N. Aziz

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Proceedings of the 2002 Coal Operators' Conference, N. Aziz

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Use of Booster Fan Ventilation at West Cliff Colliery, D. Benson

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Case Study Central Colliery QLD, D. Bruggemann

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Geological Structures in Relation to Outburst Events, R. Doyle

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Case Study Outburst & Gas Management, P. Eade

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The Development of Hazard Plans at Kestrel Mine, N. Gordon

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Current In-seam Drilling Techniques, J. Hanes

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History of Outbursts in Australia and Current Management Controls, C. Harvey

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Hydraulic Fracturing Applied to Stimulation of Gas Drainage From Coal, R. Jeffrey

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Overview of Gas Outbursts and Unusual Emissions, R. Lama and A. Saghafi

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Use of Cone Bolts in Ground Prone to Rockburst, R. McKenzie

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Strata Management in Weak Roof Conditions at Crinum Mine, D. Payne and B. Ward

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Strata Management at the Goonyella Exploration Adit Project, Ross W. Seedsman, P. Brisbane, and G. Mitchell

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Assessment of Rib Instability Hazards for Strata Management Systems, J. Shepherd

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Gibsons Colliery - Thin Seam and Ultra Close Mining, K. Singer

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Investigations Aimed to Improve Tailgate Serviceability at Dartbrook Mine, G. Tarrant, R. Doyle, and K. Mills

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Gas Content Testing for Outburst Management Compliance, R. Williams

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Outburst Research, M. Wold

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Case Study Management of Outburst Risk at Tahmoor Colliery, P. Wynne

Papers from 2001

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New Legislative Framework and the Role of Geotechnical and Gas Drainage Professionals, I. Anderson

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Proceedings of the 2001 Coal Operators' Conference, N. Aziz

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Longwall Website for Australian Mining Conditions, N. Aziz and S. Chambers

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Longwalling and Its Impact in the Southern Coalfield - Recent BHP Experiences, P. Eade and J. Wood

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Early Days of Rock Mechanics and Strata Control, J. Enever

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Outbursts - Management and Control, J. Hanes

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Towards High Productivity Under a "Claystone" Roof: Great Northern Seam Support Management Experiences at Chain Valley, Moonee and Wallarah Collieries, P. J. Hayes

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Geotechnical Engineering at German Creek - A Historical and Sometimes Hysterical Review, M. Jakeman

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Gas Drainage Practices, L. W. Lunarzewski

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How NSW and Queensland Coalfields Differ - What We Need To Do Better, B. Nicholls

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Successes and Future Challenges For Longwall Mining in Structured Ground, I. Stone

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Gas Emission Modelling of Gate Road Development, R. J. Williams, E. Yurakov, and D. J. Ashelford

Papers from 1998

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Use of contractors for mining operations, P. Allonby

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New environmental legislation: implications and issues for coal mining NSW, M. Astill

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Proceedings of the 1998 Coal Operators' Conference, E. Baafi, K Cram, G Gibson, and P Hanna

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Emergency escape systems, R. Bancroft

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Contrasts in methane sorption properties between New Zealand and Australian coals, B. Beamish, C. Laxminarayana, and P. J. Crosdale

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Recent developments in coal mine inertisation in Australia, S. Bell, D. Cliff, P. Harrison, and C. Hester

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Emergency management systems and plans, M. Bird

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Joint industry planning platforms for coal export supply chains, R. Bridges, N. Buckley, J. Goodall, and D. Seeley

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Predicting spontaneous combustion in spoil piles from open cut coal mines, J. N. Carres and A. Saghafi

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Sampling surficial sediments of a river receiving minewater discharges, D. J. Cohen, C. V. McQuade, S. J. Riley, and S. Adeloju

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Contrasts in gas sorption at Dartbrook and South Bulli collieries, P. J. Crosdale

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Hydraulic coal mining developments in New Zealand, G. J. Duncan

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Merit based selection and performance assessment for mineworkers, L. Edmonds-Ward and B. Trendell

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Improving coal mining production performance through the application of Total Production Management, J. C. Emery

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The use of seismic methods for the detection of dykes, B. J. Evans, M. Urosevic, and J. Cocker

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Ulan Highwall Project, P. Ferguson

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Coal Seam Modelling and Mine Plalnning Using Results of a 3D Seismic Reflection Survey - An Example from Huntly Coalfield, New Zealand, D. A. Fergusson

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Coal pillar design issues in longwall mining, W. J. Gale

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Prediction of stata caving characteristics and its impact on longwall operation, W. J. Gale and Jan Nemcik

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Some investigations into the explosibility of mine dust laden atmospheres, A. D. Gillies and S. Jackson

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Co-disposal of coarse coal reject with sand mining reject for the control of metal concentration in runoff water, C. F. Gosling, S. J. Riley, and C. V. McQuade

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Gateroad Development - The Correct Method, the Correct Equipment?, N. Gow

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Improvement Programs through Systems Management In Relation to Mine Development, P. Graham and B. Miller

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ACARP - Australian Coal Associaiton Research Program - research that makes a difference, R. L. Graham

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Bearing plates: new developments in the unsung heroes of ground support, P. Gray

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Stress corrosion cracking of rock bolts, P. Gray

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Gas utilisation, W. Hammonds

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Inseam drilling for gas exploration - recent advances, J. Hanes

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Use of simulation to support mining industry operators, N. Harper and B. Harper

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A review of fatal outburst incidents in the Bulli Seam, C. R. Harvey and R. N. Singh