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ArticleName Features of multilayer mining technology at the Novo-Uchaly deposit
DOI 10.17580/gzh.2019.04.11
ArticleAuthor Akhmedyanov I. A., Mannanov A. Sh., Kotenkov A. V., Krasavin A. V.

Uchaly Mining and Processing Plant, Uchaly, Russia:

I. A. Akhmedyanov, Technical Officer, Candidate of Engineering Sciences
A. Sh. Mannanov, Head of Industrial and Technical Department


Uralmekhanobr, Yekaterinburg, Russia:

A. V. Kotenkov, Deputy Head of Mining Science Department


Technical University, Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Russia:

A. V. Krasavin, Head of Chair, Candidate of Engineering Sciences,


The Novo-Uchaly reserves are currently accessed by means of two ramps from the Uchaly pitwall and from the operating level 480 in Uchaly underground mine. By 2027 it is planned to construct the main opening for ore drawing: skip-and-cage shaft 1170 m deep. In order that mining is economically efficient, it is required to develop wider areas concurrently and to increase mine capacity. One of the methods to step up mining at the deposit is the multilayer technology. A layer is understood as a mine field part safe from the influence of mining in the neighbor layers by natural or artificial pillars. Aimed to ensure the Novo-Uchaly mine capacity of 4500 thou t yearly, considering ore body limitedness in the layers, it is accepted to carry out mining operations simultaneously in three layers: Upper, Middle and Lower. The top ore body of the Novo-Uchaly deposit has small area; for this reason, to intensify ore production, it is decided to use bottom-up room-and-pillar system in the Upper layer. The Middle layer is extracted top-down and features the increase in the thickness and strike length of the ore body. The longwall system is applied in this layer. The Lower layer is mined top-down. The occurrence conditions beneath level 970 m change, and the thickness of the ore body is reduced considerably. Accordingly, the Lower layer is extracted using a combination of the longwall and room-and-pillar systems. Longwalling is advanced from the center of the ore body towards its sides. The proposed engineering solutions on the systems and sequences of mining, as well as on ground control make it possible to improve capacity of Novo-Uchaly Mine up to 4.5 Mt/yr owing to the multilayer technology introduction for concurrent extraction of ore reserves in three layers of the deposit.

keywords Novo-Uchaly deposit, multilayer technology, mining intensity, mineral accessing, mining system

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