A three-tier system of seismic rock mass monitoring in the Khibiny apatite-nepheline ore deposits

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30686/1609-9192-2023-S1-36-42
Читать на русскоя языкеAbrashitov A.Yu., Onuprienko V.S., Korchak P.A.
Kirovsk branch of JSC “Apatit”, Kirovsk, Russian Federation
Russian Mining Industry №S1 / 2023 р. 36-42

Abstract: Intensification of mining operations makes the issue of geodynamic safety very critical. Design and execution of mining operations needs to take into account engineering-geological conditions of deposits and should be based on a comprehensive assessment of the rock mass condition. Deposits of apatite-nepheline ores developed by the the Kirovsk Branch of Apatit JSC are characterized with complex geomechanical and geodynamic conditions. The paper demonstrates the evolution of the system to monitor geomechanical processes from the first systems to control the state of the rock mass in underground mines to the modern automated hardware and software suite for both the local sections of the rock mass and the whole active production zone of the company. The structure and the basic parameters of the suite are presented, its advantages in terms of using components of the Russian manufacturers, modern software for processing, interpretation, and storage of information are emphasized. Further development of the monitoring systems will allow to control and manage geomechanical processes when mining rock-bump hazardous apatite-nepheline deposits.

Keywords: underground mining, surface mining, seismicity monitoring, automated control systems, forecast of the rock-bump hazard

For citation: Abrashitov A.Yu., Onuprienko V.S., Korchak P.A. A three-tier system of seismic rock mass monitoring in the Khibiny apatite-nepheline ore deposits. Russian Mining Industry. 2023;(1 Suppl.):36–42. https://doi.org/10.30686/1609-9192-2023-S1-36-42

Article info

Received: 08.01.2023

Revised: 23.01.2023

Accepted: 24.01.2023

Information about the authors

Andrey Yu. Abrashitov – Director, Kirovsk branch of JSC “Apatit”, Kirovsk, Russian Federation

Vyacheslav S. Onuprienko – Chief Engineer, Kirovsk branch of JSC “Apatit”, Kirovsk, Russian Federation

Pavel A. Korchak – Head of the Development Department of Mining and Geological Information Systems, Department for the Development of Mining Operations, Kirovsk branch of JSC “Apatit”, Kirovsk, Russian Federation; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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