Procedure for under water development of rock

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: invention refers to mining and can be implemented for under water development of rock. The procedure for under water development of rock consists in excavation, in piling rock on an ice floe, and in transporting the ice floe to a place of stock piling on basin bottom. The basin is limited with a dam constructed up to a coastal strip and having an opening from the side of the ice floe transported with rock. Further, the ice floe is driven to negative floatability. When part of the basin is filled with ice floes with rock, the opening is blocked; rock is excavated upon melting and supplied to a concentrating installation erected on a shore. Further, ice floes with rock are stacked in an adjacent part of the basin divided with a common dam between the basins.

EFFECT: raised efficiency, reduced power consumption for transport operations, and reduced ecological damage to water medium caused with mining operations.

2 dwg

 

The present invention relates to mining and can be used for underwater mining of minerals.

There is a method of underwater storage of rocks, including the formation around the perimeter on the ice the sides with a closed air cavity between them and laying the rock mass on an ice floe bringing it up to negative buoyancy and landing on the bottom of the reservoir in the form of frozen grantholder array (SU 1797660 A3, AS 50/00, 41/00).

The closest to the essential features of the present method is a method of underwater storage of rocks, which is that on the ice along its perimeter to form ground-ice object with a positive buoyancy in the development of rock mass in a container with a closed air cavity. In the outer wall of the containers vorgelegt elements. The area bounded by these vessels served the rock mass. Then the ice is moved by water to the place of storage. Flooding of ice carry out the filling of water through the openings formed by the elements (SU 1712612 A1, AS 50/00).

However, when using the prototype environmental damage occurs, due to the unlimited space of the aquatic environment when stacking rocks on the bottom of the reservoir.

The purpose of this method is the higher is their performance, reducing energy consumption for the operations of transportation and reduce the environmental damage to the surrounding aquatic environment mining.

This is achieved by the fact that in the way of underwater mining of minerals, including excavation and laying of rocks on the ice, moving ice floes to the place of storage at the bottom of the reservoir, and then bringing the ice to negative buoyancy, water, restrict the dam, built to the coastal edge and having an aperture, the movement of the ice with a rock, after completing this part of the reservoir of the ice with rock opening cover, rock after thawing out and served to the beneficiation plant, located on the shore, and further storing ice with rock are carried out in the adjacent portion of the reservoir, divided by the total a dam.

The dam is being constructed to limit water body from the harmful impacts of mining, and to provide in the coastal zone designated storage rocks produced at relatively great depths. The opening in the dam provides transportation of ice with rock. Limited reservoir is divided into parts by using a total of dam and at least fill one part of the reservoir rock, carry out warehousing in the adjacent portion of the reservoir for nepreryvnog the process of transportation, of the filled part of the reservoir after thawing remove minerals and served on ore processing plant, located on the shore. In the adjacent part of the reservoir and the process repeats.

The way underwater mining of minerals is illustrated by drawings, where figure 1 shows a diagram of the underwater storage gruntilda objects; figure 2 - the same, top view.

The scheme includes an ice floe 1 with a closed air vessel. Formed ice container filled with rocks, forms gruntovedenie object 2, which is towed to the location of the underwater storage of the tow 3 wire 4 with the anchor 5 and sink to the bottom of the reservoir 6. Dam of 7 protects the coastal zone 8. The dam contains an aperture 9, that can be carried gruntilda objects, which after filling in a limited part of the reservoir cover. Wreck of minerals 10 after natural thawing process take on ore processing plant 11. Adjacent portions of the reservoir is divided into two parts with a total of dam 12.

The method is as follows.

Extracted from the bottom of the minerals are placed on an ice floe 1. Then formed gruntovedenie object 2 is transported by tug 3 rope 4 anchor 5 to place the underwater storage on the bottom of the reservoir 6 in the coastal zone 8, which ograda the t dam of 7, with the opening 9, which provides delivery gruntilda objects in the fenced portion of the reservoir. Flooded gruntovedenie objects and stacked compactly within the defined area of the bottom of the reservoir 6 is formed underwater bottom, where minerals 10 after thawing of the coastal zone 8 are removed and delivered to a processing installation 11. As you fill one part of the reservoir rock implementing storage in the adjacent portion of the reservoir for the continuous process of transportation by the General dam of 12 between the reservoirs.

The use of the proposed method will improve performance, reduce energy costs for operations for transportation and to reduce environmental damage to the surrounding aquatic environment mining.

The way underwater mining of minerals, including excavation and laying of rocks on the ice, moving ice floes to the place of storage at the bottom of the reservoir, and then bringing the ice to negative buoyancy, characterized in that the reservoir is restricted by a dam built to the coastal edge and having an aperture, the movement of the ice with a rock, after completing this part of the reservoir of the ice with rock opening cover, rock after thawing out and served on Obogatitelniy the th installation located on the shore, and further storing ice with rock are carried out in the adjacent portion of the reservoir, divided by the total dam.



 

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