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This conference paper was originally published as Ryan, M, Harvey, T, Bride, J and Kizil, M, Report on hydrogen sulphide experience at Southern Colliery, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 1998: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1998, 392-404.


Hydrogen sulphide (~S) as a seam gas has occurred in several locations in the Gennan Creek seam at Southern Colliery . This paper overviews the techniques developed to quantify the ~S content of the seam, overviews research into controlling and reducing ~S emissions from the seam, and details the procedures used to mine through the ~S zone in 702 longwall panel. Learning points from research and mining experience are reviewed for application in the next longwall block.