Stan F. Johnson

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Details

S. F. Johnson, Improved Techniques for Heading Drivage, 11th Underground Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2011, 159-164.


An obvious need exists for more efficient and safer techniques for driving development headings for longwalls and also, in many cases, for bord and pillar operations. A very expeditious solution to this problem is proposed, with the potential to drive such headings two or more times faster than can presently be achieved for any specific set of mining conditions.