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Field Demonstration of Two Pneumatic Backfilling Technologies

Description: Abstract: This U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) report summarizes a field demonstration of pneumatic backfiling technologies conducted at the abandoned Hillside Coal and Iron Slope in Vandling, PA. Researchers demonstrated tro pneumatic backfilling technologies recently developed under the USBM's Abandoned Mine Reclamation Research Program, the Pneumatic Pipefeeder and the High-Efficiency Ejector. Both systems had previously been evaluated at the USBM's subsidence abatement investigation laboratory near Fairchance, PA. The objective of the demonstration was to fill 100% of the abandoned tunnel with backfill stone to prevent further subsidence. The Pneumatic Pipefeeder was used for 21 days, at a rate of 63 to 124 t/d (69 to 136 st/d), to fill 88% of the tunnel. The High-Efficiency Ejector was used for 2 days, at a rate of 125 to 132 t/d (138 to 146 st/d) to fill the remaining 12% of the tunnel. The backfill placed by both systems was tightly compacted. The major problem encountered was wear on the polyethylene pipeline from the abrasion of the high-velocity backfill. The use of heavier steel pipe minimized the problem. A cost analysis for the entire project is given.
Date: 1995
Creator: Dyni, Robert C.; Burnett, Mackenzie & Philbin, David
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Mining Conditions Under the City of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding the conditions of the mines beneath the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, including suggestions about methods to continue excavating coal while preserving the structural integrity of the city's foundation.
Date: 1912
Creator: Griffith, William & Conner, Eli T.
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Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910: Part 1. -- Analyses

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
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Surface-Water Seepage into Anthracite Mines in the Lackawanna Basin, Northern Field: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania

Description: From Scope of Report: "This report discusses the nature of stream-bed and surface seepage problems and mentions remedial measures devised by some anthracite-mining companies to prevent seepage of surface water into their mines."
Date: 1952
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889; Eaton, W. L. & Whaite, R. H.
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Flood-Prevention Projects at Pennsylvania Anthracite Mines: A Preliminary Study

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over flood-prevention methods at Pennsylvania anthracite mines. The flood-prevention projects are discussed. This report includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: March 1946
Creator: Ash, S. H. & Westfield, James
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