MIGS – Mining Initiative on Ground Support Systems and Equipments
Ground support has significant impact on safety and tunneling/development advance rate both in mining and construction and is even more important due to mines going deeper where the rock stresses are closer to rock strength and increased use of ground support in rock due to stricter safer requirements.
Minerals supply in the future is a major challenge for society at large. We believe mines in the future will be deeper yet safer. How can data from seismic systems be used and integrated to guide mining operation decisions?
Mining Initiative on Ground Support Systems and Equipments, MIGS, was a project focused on examining developmental and innovative opportunities in the areas of ground support and equipment.
The Mining Initiative on Ground Support systems and equipment consortium was formed in 2007 to pursue:
- A rationalized approach to ground support system design and testing;
- A standardization of equipment functionality and productivity improvements;
- Innovative methods of monitoring support systems and interaction with the rock mass;
- Increased ductility in support system capacity for deep mining applications;
- Exchanges of technical and operational information on ground support, equipment and related subjects.
The MIGS project was executed during 2007-2011. Read more about the feasability studies >>