22-27 September 2019
Trade Fairs and Congress Center (FYCMA)
Europe/Madrid timezone

An example of the use of GIS tools to forecast the inflow of groundwater to underground mining excavations - the use of a modified hydrogeological analogy method for copper mines in the Fore-Sudetic Monocline.

24 Sep 2019, 16:00
Trade Fairs and Congress Center (FYCMA)

Trade Fairs and Congress Center (FYCMA)

Av. de José Ortega y Gasset, 201 29006 Malaga, Spain
Poster Topic 5 - Tools, methods and models to study groundwater Poster with refreshments


Mr MACIEJ PIKUŁA (KGHM CUPRUM sp. z.o.o. – Research and Development Centre)


Authors have presented the theoretical assumptions for a modified and simplified method of forecasting the inflow of water to underground mine excavations using open-source GIS software. The proposed solution is based on the determination of the value of mine-water inflow index (qA) that represents a unit of mining excavations area.
The proposed version of the method includes the variation of inflows to mining excavations (zonality of inflows) and depends on the volume of inflows from the time that has elapsed since the excavations were made (determination of intervals of characteristic values of inflows within the spatial zones).
The paper compares the values of the mine-water inflow index (qA) that were applied to conduct inflow forecasts to values determined on the basis of actual inflows to mining excavations. Values of mine-water inflow index applied in forecasting based on multiannual verified measurements of inflows to excavations. Data analysis and forecasting were performed for a selected area of the copper ore mine within the boundaries of the Fore-Sudetic Monocline.

Primary authors

Mr MACIEJ PIKUŁA (KGHM CUPRUM sp. z.o.o. – Research and Development Centre) Mr KRZYSZTOF CHUDY (KGHM CUPRUM sp. z.o.o. – Research and Development Centre)

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