1978-02-01

Tunnel Boring a Mine Slope 780481

Tunneling with a boring machine has been used extensively in the construction industry but has been virtually ignored by the mining industry. Looking for a faster and more economical way of constructing a mine slope, the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company turned to a tunnel boring machine to replace the former drilling and shooting method. The results of this decision and the construction of two coal mine slopes are discussed in this paper.

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