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1/1/1988 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines conducted an investigation into the occurrence of outbursts of salt known to be responsible for explosions, fatalities, and damage in domal salt mines. The purpose of the investigation was to develop a basis for predicting these outb...
1/1/1988 - Reports of InvestigationsA Bureau of Mines geologic study of Pennsylvanian and Permian coalbeds in southwestern Pennsylvania was undertaken to determine the effects of coalbed geology and petrology on in situ coalbed gas contents.
1/1/1987 - Reports of InvestigationsGob holes are routinely used by the mining industry to vent methane from gobs and to prevent it from entering the mine ventilation system. In some cases, flows from gob holes are measured by centering an anemometer on the end of a discharge pipe. These ...
1/1/1987 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines determined the gas contents of 135 oil shale samples obtained from approximately 630 ft of core drilling. Drilling was done within a projected mining zone of the Cathedral Bluffs Mine, located in the Piceance basin of western Colorad...
1/1/1986 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines conducted studies to compare the effectiveness of the cross-measure borehole system with that of surface gob holes on two successively mined retreating longwalls in the Lower Kittanning coalbed. Only the cross-measure system was in o...
Investigation of Similarities Between Methane Drainage Potential of Utah's Sunnyside Coalbed and Eastern U.S. Coalbeds1/1/1986 - Reports of InvestigationsAn investigation of the effectiveness of methane drainage in the lower Sunnyside coalbed at Kaiser Steel Corp. Sunnyside No. 1 Mine in Utah. Most previous attempts to drain methane gas using long horizontal holes were conducted in the eastern coal provi...
1/1/1985 - Reports of InvestigationsThe cross-measure borehole technique is an effective method of controlling methane liberated by fracturing the roof strata in longwall gobs where overburden is less than 750 ft (229 m). About 71 pct of the methane produced by longwall mining in the Lowe...
1/1/1985 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines and United States Steel Corp. are conducting a joint project to monitor formation pressures at a large (23-well) coalbed gas drainage field near Oak Grove, Alabama. Three monitor holes were drilled in late 1981, and pressure monitori...
1/1/1984 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines has successfully tested a method to simulate methane (CH4) flows from face areas through the returns of noncoal mines. This technique involves releasing a small quantity of tracer gas at a working area and sampling for that gas downs...
1/1/1984 - Reports of InvestigationsThis report considers the results achieved when 80 domal salt samples were tested for gas content by dissolution in a controlled atmosphere chamber.