- I have been thinking about the types of details that should be seen around a mine but are very seldom modeled.
Hopefully we can start a good list with this topic that will help us all.
I would get the ball rolling with the one thing that I have noticed in prototype photos... Lots of ore cars sitting around, timbers for underground work, wooden cable reels.
- The old saying that "men are cheaper than timber" is just a true today as it was back in the 1800s. Underground you can only be as safe as you make it.
--- In NGMMG@yahoogroups.com, "grumpygrady" <grumpygrady@...> wrote:
> i worked in a couple of mines in new mexico in the early 80's and all we used was rock bolts and chain link fencing
> they only time timbers used was when they started pulling the columns and they cribbed up around the tugger and only when they had to
> as i understand it rock bolts cost money and most mine owner and or managers didn't like to spend that lol
> > In my experience, if the ground didn't require support you didn't need it. Of
> > course most of my mining was in Colorado where only occasional ground support
> > was required. When I worked for Anaconda at their Carr Fork Mine, we routinely
> > used rock bolts (actually split sets) in the back because of the size of the
> > tunnels we were driving and the nature of the rock, most of which was a very
> > hard quartzite which had a tendency to form deep interlocking fractures when
> > blasted.