Depillaring By Bord And Pillar Method With Stowing Operation In Underground Coal Mines

  • Boorla Srikanth
  • Mr. Vinay Kumar Patel


The importance of mining is definitely significant to human civilization. In fact, as one of the earliest of human enterprises, mining and its development correlate closely with cultural progress Mining is the mother industry for other industries. For effectiveness in mining, different methods have been approached keeping in mind the production and safety. One of such methods is the Bord and Pillar method of mining. Bord and Pillar method of mining is one of the oldest methods. The key to the successful Bord and Pillar mining is selecting the optimum pillar size. If the pillars are too small the mine will collapse. If the pillars are too large then significant quantities of valuable material will be left behind reducing the profitability of the mine. The issues relating to the stability of pillars and effective extraction from it is a major concern now-adays. The most important parameter before designing a pillar is the Safety factor. The main purpose of this project is to increase the extraction ratio of Bord and Pillar workings without compromising the safety factor