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Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining
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Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining
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    Abstract -- Rock mass characterization for excavations in mining and civil engineering / N. Barton -- Mechanized excavability rating for hard-rock mining / Z. T. Bieniawski and B. Celada -- Rock mass characterization of primary copper ore for caving at the El Teniente mine, Chile / A. Brzovic and E. Villaescusa -- Stope design considerations using rock mass classification tools at the Xstrata Zinc George Fisher mine / G. W. Capes, J. P. Doolan, and L. B. Neindorf -- An integrated approach to support design in underground coal mines / M. M. Gadde, J. A. Rusnak, and C. Mark -- A rock mass rating scheme for clastic sediments based on geophysical logs / P. J. Hatherly, T. P. Medhurst, and S. A. MacGregor -- Practical experiences with application of the coal mine roof rating (CMRR) in Australian coal mines / D. Hill -- Use of the mining rock mass rating (MRMR) classification: industry experience / J. Jakubec and G. S. Esterhuizen -- Classification-based probabilistic design of ground support / R. B. Langston, H. A. D. Kirsten, G. C. Howell, and J. A. Marjerison -- The geological strength index (GSI): a characterization tool for assessing engineering properties for rock masses / P. G. Marinos, V. Marinos, and E. Hoek -- Development and application of the coal mine roof rating (CMRR) / C. Mark and G. M. Molinda -- Problems with rock classification for empirical and numerical design / D. Milne -- Weak rock mass design for underground mining operations / R. Pakalnis, T. M. Brady, P. Hughes, C. Caceres, A. M. Ouchi, and M. M. MacLaughlin -- Application of the Q-system to Australian underground metal mines / W. A. Peck and M. F. Lee -- Rock mass classification in German hard-coal mining: standards and application / H. Witthaus and N. Polysos -- Numerical modeling procedures for practical coal mine design / R. K. Zipf, Jr.

    "Rock mass classification is widely used throughout the underground mining industry--in both coal and hardrock mines. It is used in all stages of the mining process, from site characterization to production operations. The goal of the International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining was to provide a forum for leading practitioners of rock mass classification to come together and share their methods and experiences with the technique. The workshop was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on May 31, 2007." - p. 1

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