The Resource Operators Conference, formally known as the Coal Operators' Conference, has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised by Mining Engineering - University of Wollongong. 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: .
See also the UOW Mining Science and Technology website.

Full listing of conference papers here:

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Papers from 2009

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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.ucia 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

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Dartbrook Mine - a case study, J. Hayward

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A Comparison Between Hoek-Brown and Bieniawski Criteria for Coal and Rocks, S. M. Hossaini

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The nature of underground heating as indicated by numberical modeling, D. Humphreys

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Operating a continuous hauling system at United Colliery, V. Istomin and A. Boyling

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Developments in self escape and aided rescue arising for the Moura No.2 Wardens Inquiry - A Special Report by the Joint Coal Industry Committee from Queensland and New South Wales, M. Jakeman

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Improving fundamental stockpile management procedures, P. Keleher, D. Cameron, and M. Knijnikov

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Combining modern assessment methods to improve understanding of longwall geomechanics, M. Kelly, W. Gale, P. Hatherly, R. Balusu, and X. Luo

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Coal Age - A Longwall Look at Tomorrow, M. Kingshott and M. Graham

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Transforming mining - a framework for dramatic changes in performance, W. M. Knowles

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Mine maintenance - the cost of operation, O. Krellis and T. Singleton

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In-seam drilling technologies for underground coal mines, Y. liu, P. Dunn, and P. Hatherly

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A new approach in planning gas drainage practices, L. W. Lunarzewski

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Managing mining contracts, J. Luxford

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Deployment of self-contained self rescuers in coal mines, P. Mackenzie-Wood, N. Aziz, E. Baafi, I. Tague, and Y. Sun

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Application of virtual reality technology to mine management, R. Mark and C. Mallett

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Computational and Experimental Investigation of Spiral Concentrator Flows, B. W. Matthews, P. Holtham, C. A. Fletcher, K. Golab, and A. C. Partridge

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MSR (Mine Safety Rescue) implementation and progress, B. McKensey, C. Ellicott, and N. Webb

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Fine coal dewatering by compaction in bins exhibiting reliable discharge, A. G. McLean

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Improving Relationships, R. C. Mellows

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Impact of longwall width on overburden behaviour, K. W. Mills and P. O'Grady

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Dragline Digging Methods in Australian Strip Mines - A Survey, H. Mirabediny and E. Baafi

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An integrated mine development and supply system, T. Muguira

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Introduction of Battery Powered Coal Haulers into Board and Pillar Panel Production, A. Myors

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Oaky Creek Coal - Improving Productivity, B. Nicholls and P. Lynch

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Contemporary developments in training, N. Parish

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Surface assisted continuous underground mining, R. D. Peterson

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Rapid generation of control charts for analysis of complex gas mixed in crisis situations, Ian Porter and M. Jacobs

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Diesel Vehicle Research at BHP Collieries, S. Pratt, A. Grainger, L. Jones, J. Todd, R. Brennan, B. Horton, L. Eager, A. Rogers, and Brian Davies

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Implementatin of the Moura recommendations - a managers perspective, D. Reece

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Modern management systems for higher margins, M. Roberts

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Report on hydrogen sulphide experience at Southern Colliery, M. Ryan, T. Harvey, J. Bride, and M. Kizil

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Using Fundamentals to Break the Breakdown Maintenance Cycle, A. Saffa

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Accuracy of measurement of gas content of coal using rapid crushing techniques, A. Saghafi, D. J. Williams, and S. Battino

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Improving colliery performance through one big team, many teams or ...???, C. J. Seaborn

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How to use pre-employment medical examinations and comply with Anti-Discrimination Legislation, D. Sholz

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Study of Waste Water Quality Management in IIlawarra Coal Mines, R. N. Singh, H. B. Dharmappa, and Muttucumaru Sivakumar

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Development, application and potential of a real-time return gas montoring system, M. I. Slater and R. J. Williams

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A safe way to reduce roof support costs and improve safety and productivity, M. Smith and Ross W. Seedsman

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Experience with stress control methods as a planning tool - EIouera Colliery, G. Tarrant, W. Huuskes, and P. Quinn

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Coal Geology - where to from here?, C. Turvey and P. Hanna

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Some aspects of rock mechanics applicable to underground coal mining, V. S. Vutukuri, M. Seto, K. Katsuyama, and D. K. Nag

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Gateroad Development in Thick Seams Using the Joy Sump Shearer, B. Ward and M. Downs

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Enterprise bargaining and agreements under the Workplace Relations Act, 1996 and their appreciation to the NSW coal mining industry, J. Whale