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Alternatives to Drill & Blast Mining?

08/14/2015 6:17 AM

I am looking for some alternate methods/equipments for Rock Salt Mining to replace the conventional 'Drill & Blast' mining.

The two very important driving factors are 'increasing the yield' & 'personnel safety'. Can somebody help?

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08/14/2015 6:26 AM

An army of coolies with shovels might work.

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08/14/2015 9:28 AM

Hydraulic boring machines.

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08/14/2015 9:36 AM

Strip mining is the only alternative I know of.

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08/14/2015 11:33 AM

Closely related to "personnel safety" would be a complete study of the stratigraphy. Or, you could beat the miners with a stick.

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08/14/2015 2:25 PM
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08/15/2015 3:48 AM

Why post twice on basically the same subject?

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08/15/2015 3:16 PM

That seems redundant ...again.

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08/15/2015 3:18 PM

How about a used TBM? Mexico has one available I hear.

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08/24/2015 12:59 PM

I recently visited Saltville, Va. where they mined salt. I heard they pumped water down, brine up, and removed the salt from the brine. No mines, just wells. Sounds quite safe. The salt can be recovered in evaporation ponds, I don't know how they did it in Saltville.

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08/26/2015 1:07 AM

Have you seen the video of the salt mine that was accidentally drilled into? The drilling was into a lake, and went into the salt mine below. Huge water cyclone, swallowed up a bunch of barges and boats as the water washed away the salt, and made the hole bigger and bigger till it filled the salt mine.

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08/26/2015 2:04 AM

Yeah, I saw that, think it was in Louisiana maybe. The hole was sucking down trees like nobody's business. Everything went down until the mine was filled.

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08/26/2015 2:18 AM

As the saying goes; "Did I do that?"

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