Method of melting of frozen rocks and soil

FIELD: chemistry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to chemical industry, mining, in particular, to artificial thawing of frozen rocks in mining industry and construction, and can be used in development of gravel deposits, including using external energy sources, in particular nuclear. Method involves removal of top soil on area to be thawed, flooding thawed area with a liquid. Area is flooded with liquid containing concentrated aqueous solution of alcohol, liquid is collected from thawed area, which is taken for regeneration with restoration of initial concentration of alcohol, on thawed section liquid is fed heated to 30-50 C, collection of liquid for regeneration is carried out in process of washing soil or rock, supply and collection of liquid on thawed area is performed in order to maintain mean alcohol content in flooding mode at a level higher than 10 %.

EFFECT: technical result is simplification of technology and higher efficiency.

4 cl, 4 tbl, 1 dwg

 



 

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FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method for hydromechanical benefication involves drilling of production wells, water-jet destruction of a mineral deposit in extraction chambers of the deposit with its changer over to a movable state as a part of a hydraulic mixture, hydraulic lifting via the well to day surface from extraction chambers of the hydraulic mixture in the form of pulp, hydraulic transportation of pulp to a benefication place, and gravitational benefication of the mineral deposit in water medium. Destruction of the deposit is performed during formation of an extraction chamber with a vertical symmetry axis in the form of a rotation figure: cylinder, cone or ball, thus creating a circular flow of coal hydraulic mixture, which is swirled about the vertical symmetry axis, and depositing foreign heavy inclusions and sand at the bottom of the extraction chamber in the created hydraulic cyclone. Suction of coal hydraulic mixture is performed from the level above deposit level; turbulent hydraulic transportation of pulp from the extraction chamber to the place of its preparation for benefication is performed via pipelines. Hydromechanical treatment of pulp is performed so that a brown coal suspension is performed. Target products are obtained in the form of a concentrate of humic acids and a concentrate of bitumens by tangential supply of the flow of the brown coal suspension to a conical sedimentation basin, filling of the sedimentation basin with further settlement of the brown coal suspension and staged pumping-out of highly disperse fractions that are settled subsequently with their supply to different accumulation tanks for collection of target products and benefication tailings. The processing line implementing this method consists of three sections - borehole hydraulic mining, hydraulic transportation and benefication - subsequently dispersing brown coal till fineness.

EFFECT: implementation of staged production of target products.

4 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: development method comprises opening-up of developed field reserves, ditch driving along the whole length of the production block, water flooding of the production block for disintegration of clay sand and their subsequent improvement by the production complex with installation of pressure of head hydraulic transportation and concentration plant. Before grooving of slits by cross-cut and longitudinal passes of slit-cutting unit, and also water flooding of the production block for disintegration of clay sand and their subsequent improvement, using experimental and analytical methods the bending compression and tension characteristics of high clayey sands in various locations of placer deposits are determined. The dynamics of change of elastic characteristics in these sections is determined, the correlation of response curve of resiliency of sand at water saturation of separate sections of the field with the relative wave resistance of sand in these sections is studied, and grooving of cracks at the distance from each other depending on the change of response curve of sand resiliency of at water saturation is performed.

EFFECT: achievement of high level of disintegration of clay sands difficult for wash-out, minimising of process losses of valuable component and decrease of mining expenses.

3 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to mining and can be used at mining operations. Proposed method comprises drilling the row of test wells to fit downhole hydromining units therein and to washout minerals therefrom by fluid jets forced by said units for pulp to be delivered to surface. Drilled pipes are inclined in the plane perpendicular to spread of said row. Wells are drilled in a row to distance equal to double efficient length of washout jet while rows are spaced apart through distance equal to efficient length of washout jet. Washout is performed from wells towards hanging layer to form the face with hemispherical cross-section perpendicular to well axis.

EFFECT: reliable egress of minerals, washout at dried face.

3 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to mining and can be used for hydraulic process of coal production. Main and auxiliary openings are driven via tandem and/or single faces that delineate blocks, barrier and safety pillars. Water is forced into faces by pump stations after cleaning at drainage complexes, mechanised settlers and/or water headers. The latter are located in intercommunicated chambers located at lower points of hydraulic site blocks and exiting into accumulation openings via which hydraulic transport is performed and rock is discharged. Abandoned pillars are liquidated after working of extraction pillar at backstroke in tow-side or single-side cuts. Water is cleaned at mechanised settlers and/or water headers with application of combination of water cleaning technical means and processes. For this, used are, for example, water impermeable partitions with water bypass nearby bottom, thin-layer clarifiers, flotation, coagulation, water processing by constant pulsating current, etc.

EFFECT: working of coal at complex mining and geological conditions, lower costs.

4 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to mining and can be used for hydraulic borehole mining of minerals. Proposed method comprises opening of the deposit via central and peripheral wells, placing the equipment therein and opening of adjacent chambers in layers, from bottom to top, starting from peripheral chambers. Prior to opening of the next layer through the entire bed thickness, undercut chamber is formed nearby soil of formed chamber and, parallel with said layer, of artificial ceiling of hardening material with inclination to centre. Shrinkage of fallen rock and filling of opened space with hardening material, opening and backfilling of central chamber at development of every chamber. After making of said artificial ceiling, several hydraulic cuts are made over the height of temporary wells. After formation of undercut space, rocks are hydraulically fractured from lower hydraulic cuts to force fluid into fracture unless rock failure into undercut space. Caved rock is partially flooded by hydraulic fracture fluid and giants to wash out the rock. As rock disintegrates, pulp is fed to the surface. As magazine level drops below design mark, hydraulic fracturing is repeated from hydraulic cut closest to stripped area, shrinkage, wash-out and discharge of pulp. Then, said jobs are repeated unless stripped area reaches aforesaid artificial ceiling. Now, shrunk rock is completely washed put, pulp is discharged and stripped area is filled.

EFFECT: selective extraction, decreased losses of minerals and costs, lower environmental effects.

8 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: proposed method comprises exposure of producing formation by production well equipped with jetting equipment and jetting of minerals. Nearby soil of developed strata horizontal drain hole is drilled for preliminary drying of working zone and creating conditions for operation of jetting in air. Note here that minerals are broken by jetting, gravity and increasing rock pressure resulted from underground water level decrease. This allows mining the minerals at strength of 3-5 MPa. Light grade well is drilled in vertical plane with drain well inclined to mouth to allow outflow of hydraulic mix by gravity and accumulated in settler. Operation of wells of hydromining complex is performed in turns. First, drain well is activated. After water level drop below giant jet nozzle, giant jet is activated. Minerals are mined by intervals in direction from bottom to mouth of operation well and with withdrawal of casing tubes.

EFFECT: higher efficiency of hydromining.

1 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: device comprises a machine with a hydraulic drive of reciprocal and return-rotary displacement, a two-channel tubular frame, a jet working element, a system to supply and distribute discharge liquid. The working element is equipped with the main and auxiliary jet-forming shafts with attachments and separated channels of discharge liquid supply to them. The main shaft is installed at the angle of 90, and auxiliary shafts - at the angles of accordingly 45 and 3-10 to the longitudinal axis of the working element. Supply of the discharge liquid to channels is adjusted to a two-position distributor installed on the shaft of the hydraulic drive of return-rotary displacement.

EFFECT: simplified design, increased reliability of design, increased safety and efficiency of labour.

4 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: first preparatory field mines are driven - level haulage and ventilation drifts with identical geodetic elevations, block crossdrifts and accumulating drifts with an inclination for a self-flow transport, stripping wells are drilled at the right angle to the bed plane, then, line cuts are washed by the hydraulic method. Level haulage and ventilation drifts stretch at identical geodetic elevations to form a ventilation scheme with horizontal depression. The area of line cuts is increased to initiate the process of caving of a hanging massif in a stope. The stope bottom is formed by washing of line cuts with an inclination providing for accumulation of caved coal through self-flow. The caved coal is magazined to control shift of side rocks in the stope. Chambers that are adjacent to the mined space are separated by barrier sight pillars. Oversize material is crushed, and coal mass is periodically discharged in dosing manner into the accumulating drift to provide for stope bottom movement up the pitch.

EFFECT: elimination of air leaks through a mined space, reduced contamination of coal by caved rocks, higher reliability of breaking face functioning and labour safety.

2 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: system capable of using naturally reheated fluids produced from hydrothermal channels with the purpose to develop and use practically unlimited quantity of thermal energy contained in specified fluids. The system comprises the main system made of three parts: a funnel, pipe sections and any combination of several mechanical fixtures. The extracted thermal energy is used to drive steam turbines or other equipment for generation of power, which is transported to earth surface, water desalination or for any other production, requiring thermal energy. Besides, the specified thermal energy may simultaneously or separately be introduced into the extracting plant for extraction of resources in order to extract precious metals, mineral and chemical substances without system modification.

EFFECT: provision of a reliable mechanism for extraction of thermal energy from an ocean bottom and such precious resources as minerals, metals and chemical substances.

37 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method includes exposure and development of reserves by open-cut method, exposure, preparation and working-out the reserves in cut edges by underground method, transportation of rock mass and maintaining protective pillars. When eliminating the front of open mining at safety distance there performed is an exposure of underground mining unit in cut edge that includes several beds. There passed are ventilation and pulp-haulage drift ways that are cut by pulp-haulage roadway, and from the surface there drilled are wells along coal beds till pulp-haulage roadway. Broken working is done from well upwards and downwards by hydraulic or drill-hydraulic methods, and pulp transportation is done by wells and pulp-transportation mines till draining complex.

EFFECT: invention allows increasing the coefficient of mineral resources extraction and reducing environmental losses.

6 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: development method comprises opening-up of developed field reserves, ditch driving along the whole length of the production block, water flooding of the production block for disintegration of clay sand and their subsequent improvement by the production complex with installation of pressure of head hydraulic transportation and concentration plant. Before grooving of slits by cross-cut and longitudinal passes of slit-cutting unit, and also water flooding of the production block for disintegration of clay sand and their subsequent improvement, using experimental and analytical methods the bending compression and tension characteristics of high clayey sands in various locations of placer deposits are determined. The dynamics of change of elastic characteristics in these sections is determined, the correlation of response curve of resiliency of sand at water saturation of separate sections of the field with the relative wave resistance of sand in these sections is studied, and grooving of cracks at the distance from each other depending on the change of response curve of sand resiliency of at water saturation is performed.

EFFECT: achievement of high level of disintegration of clay sands difficult for wash-out, minimising of process losses of valuable component and decrease of mining expenses.

3 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method involves drying of tailing massif, identification of an outline of supergene-converted horizon, separation of thickness of tailings into non-productive lean tailings from upper part of technogenic massives, which are not subject to supergene changes, and productive gothite-magnetite-hematite horizons formed during supergene conversion of technogenic mineral raw material, removal of upper non-productive horizons, extraction of gothite-magnetite-hematite horizon and its processing so that iron-ore concentrate is obtained. Iron-ore concentrate with total iron content of more than 60% is obtained by means of a gravitation-and-magnetic or magnetic method from gothite-magnetite-hematite horizon saturated with iron, which is formed in thickness of aged tailings.

EFFECT: improving efficiency of complex development of iron-ore deposits and processing of wastes of iron-ore production; reducing anthropogenic load onto ecosystems.

2 cl, 2 tbl, 2 ex

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method includes erection of a dam on a coastal shelf in a zone of tide with formation of tide water accumulator, installation of an enrichment device of a lock chamber into a dam body with the possibility of tide water overflow into an accumulator and back, extraction of sands of beach deposits, their transportation to surface of the dam with supply to the enrichment device and further washing with reciprocal overflow of sea water, removal of the produced concentrate at the minimum level of tide. The complex of processing of metalliferous sands of the coastal marine shelf comprises a hydraulic engineering structure in the form of a dam made with a marine water accumulator, an enrichment device of a lock chamber type, installed in the dam body to form a through reciprocal overflow of the tide sea water into the accumulator and back, a classifier installed above the lock chamber higher than the maximum level of tide. The lock chamber is equipped with a catching cover.

EFFECT: development of a method and a complex for processing of metalliferous sands directly in a coastal area of a marine shelf with reduction of costs for water treatment and water supply for the enrichment process.

2 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: in the method to mine gravel deposits, including contouring of balance reserves by data of exploration wells, opening of a sand bed, performance of opening and production works, after contouring of balance reserves the opening works are carried out with solid transverse trips into a dump to the level of the maximum elevation of the balance reserves contour. Production works are started by slabbing with a bulldozer in the area of the maximum elevation of the balance reserves contour with transportation of sands into a mined space. Each subsequent lifting of the balance reserves contour is mined in the similar manner, peats located between lifts of the balance reserves contour are transported through slabbing with secondary displacement into the dump.

EFFECT: reduced operational losses of a useful component.

2 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method includes backfill in worked-out area of small-grain dump and further backfill of pebble dump on its surface using mined rock removed upon processing of solid placer and consequent extraction of material from dump removing particles of gold. Before re-processing of dump works for coarsening of gold particles sizes are performed. Before backfill of pebble dump silt-settling tank is formed in near-bedrock part of small-grain dump, for which purpose a barrier is formed on bedrock surface from water-proof, covering perimeter small-grain dump. After backfill of pebble fraction on surface of small-grain dump, dump is exposed during the time interval required for flushing of dump space by non-ramming water flows, then the dump is frozen preferably in two stages. Upon extraction of material from the dump its volume located above volume of silt-settling tank is removed without flushing. In order to flush volume of the dump by non-ramming water flows, natural water-borne sediments and/or forced feed of water to the dump surface is used. During formation of water-proof barrier water-proof film material is used in addition.

EFFECT: higher gold extraction efficiency during re-development of gravel deposits.

5 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method for cleaning-up of ore bed reservoirs is performed by means of desalination. In this respect, hole-drilling of solid ore is performed, as well as its explosive rupture, filling of blasted capacity with working solution and egress of product solution. Besides, the outer configuration of blasted capacity is drilled around at an angle equal to slope angle of working ledge. Along the centre line of blasted capacity all the way down the cleaning-up of ore bed an efficient well is drilled. The rest of ore body is drilled around by closed parallel rows of vertical wells. While stable roach is being blasted, all the capacity of blasted ore bed, including its outside configuration, is drilled around by vertical wells of the similar depth.

EFFECT: ensuring stability of open pit side and rising safety level of mining operations.

3 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method includes separation of sands by quality by means of establishment of upper and lower limits of a producing part with different content of a useful component, further, after development of sands using the method of preliminary separation of coarse fractions, high-quality sands are supplied for enrichment, and an intermediate process reservoir, where low-quality sands are stored, is used for natural separation of rock and metal minerals by density in water medium and concentration of a precious component in a lower layer, then the upper layer is removed, and the lower concentrate layer from the process reservoir is sent for enrichment. Low-quality sands pass through additional stage of useful component concentration by natural separation of minerals by density, at the same time gold particles are concentrated in the lower layer, and clayey particles go into drainage.

EFFECT: improved performance indices of sands processing, reduced losses of fine gold, lower processed volumes.

2 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method involves delineation of balance and industrial reserves as per the data of exploration wells, drilling and mining activities; re-delineation of industrial reserves is performed after their delineation along the top of sands. At that, new contour at excavation of rock mass is set from cross point of exploration well with initial contour of industrial reserves at minimum elevation of balance reserves as to top of bed of sands to cross point of contour of balance sands-peat reserves at an exit angle of excavating transport vehicle of stripping equipment, and where there are no cross points of new contour with contour of balance reserves as to top of bed of sands - parallel to initial contour of industrial reserves.

EFFECT: reducing operating losses of useful component.

1 dwg

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: method involves stripping operations, excavation and transportation of sands with bulldoser to vibration screen with further feed of sands to the receiving sump and further transportation to mineral processing equipment. Receiving sump is formed in the form of a pit drilled to the rock bed along the circuit of reserves and longitudinally separated with a pillar into two semi-pits: one is meant for sand storage, the other one is meant for boulders; screen is installed on sand supply side with possibility of its being moved along the pit with an inclination providing boulder movement to the second semi-pit.

EFFECT: increasing the efficiency of mining equipment at development of boulder gravel mineral deposits owing to extraction of boulders to specially prepared space.

3 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: technological processes.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to mining industry and may be used to develop natural and anthropogenic high-clayey gravel deposits of minerals with high content of fine and thin gold. The method of acoustic and hydraulic pulse softening and disintegration of high-plastic clay sands of gold-bearing placers includes placer opening, formation of an accumulator, softening of clay sands with the help of water supply and subsequent filtration process, assembly of a plant of discharge hydraulic transportation of the hydraulic mixture. Hydraulic washing of sands is carried out with subsequent free-flow supply of a hydraulic mixture into the accumulator and subsequent pressure hydraulic transportation of the hydraulic mixture to the system of washing and sizing, which is coupled with an additional accumulator by means of a mechanism that supplies the sized hydraulic mixture. Periodic acoustic exposure is carried out with directed radiation of 20 kHz frequency and intensity from 5 to 10 W/cm2 to a large-sized solid component of the hydraulic mixture in the additional accumulator before and after periodical hydrodynamic exposure of pulse loads generated in case of high-voltage electric breakthrough and producing voltage with exceeding the limit strength of the solid component of the hydraulic mixture depending on its water saturation. Number of charges is determined on the basis of the specific size of the largest piece.

EFFECT: increased efficiency of damage and disintegration of clay sands of placers.

1 dwg, 1 tbl

FIELD: mining.

SUBSTANCE: after performance of drilling and blasting operations in an overburden bench during layer-by-layer excavation of the blasted rock to an extended bench and a final blade circuit on the formation roof of the mineral deposit within excavation heading throughout the length of the slab there left is a layer of the rock with negative temperature. This allows developing a zone of stable freezing, warming it up and strengthening it by action of solar insolation during development of the upper part of the breakdown. The rest rock layer is excavated to a final blade circuit after disposal of the upper part of breakdown throughout the length of the excavation slab.

EFFECT: reduction of influence of repeated freezing on productivity of a drag line and provision of its stable operation during excavation of blasted rocks of an overburden slab.

3 tbl, 2 dwg

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