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1. (WO2013116890) METHOD OF ASSESSING DUST CONTROLS IN MINING

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/116890    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2012/000113
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 10 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: E21C 35/22
E21F 5/00
Applicants: PLUSH, Brian William
Inventors: PLUSH, Brian William
Title: METHOD OF ASSESSING DUST CONTROLS IN MINING
Abstract:
A method of assessing the effectiveness of a dust control in reducing dust at one or more locations (201-213) in a mine, the method comprising the steps of: installing (301) a dust meter each location (201-213); mining ore for a control-deactivated period with the dust control deactivated (302); determining a control-deactivated dust level having regard to an amount of dust measured at one or more of the dust meters during the control-deactivated period (303); mining ore for a control- activated period with the dust control activated (304); determining a control-activated dust level having regard to an amount of dust measured at the one or more of the dust meters during the control-activated period (305); and comparing the control-activated dust level with the control-deactivated dust level (306).