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This conference paper was originally published as Gray, I, Getting Useful Gas and Stress Measurements Out of Exploration Drilling, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 2004: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2004, 91-99.


This paper focuses on two areas, gas and stress. It discusses the measurement of relevant parameters for mine design and aims to assist operating mines keep abreast of changing conditions to avoid problems. An understanding of the factors which affect the reservoir capacity of a coal seam is essential as an aid to better mine planning.

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