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Radovan Kukutsch, Petr Waclawik and Jan Nemcik, Use of the system ofRoadways development and monitoring within deep coal mines in the Czech Republic, in Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth (eds.), Proceedings of the 2019 Coal Operators Conference, Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 18-20 February 2019, 58-65.


Use of the system of dual-use of gateroads represents a significant change in the hitherto preferred method of addressing of mining works development. The entire system is based on the principle of reuse of one gateroad during the process of mining of the pair of neighbouring mining panels. The basic condition for its possible application is the stability of the supporting reinforcement of the gateroad so as for it to be able to withstand the additional loads originating in conducting longwalls or other expected supplementary loads to ensure the stability of the mine working throughout its required service life. Sufficient stability of these workings is ensured by the high anchoring method. It is a supporting system of long, large-area, possibly atypical mine workings, in which the elements of supporting reinforcement are embedded in solid layers of higher overburden of the supported mine working. The following paper presents the hitherto results of the process of verification of suitability of deployment of the high anchoring method for the aforementioned purpose, which was carried out in situ in the gateroad 063 5348 of Paskov Mine.