MNG T 203
Introduction to Strata Control (1) Review basic concepts of geology and impact of geologic features on mining con conditions; introduce strata control theory and methods. (Nominal first 5 weeks of spring semester)
MNG T 203 Introduction to Strata Control (1)
"Introduction to Strata Control" will be offered in the first five weeks of the third semester to provide students in both options with a basic background in the geological forces and structure in the roof and walls of a mine environment. It requires MNG T 030 as a prerequisite so students have a basic understanding of mine operation, and serves as a prerequisite to MNG T 213, where the students in the production emphasis learn how to control these strata. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
a. Explain where and how coal deposits are formed.
b. Explain structural geology features related to mining and their causes.
c. Explain the impact of coal depositional and structural geology features on mining conditions.
d. Review basic strata control theories and applications.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.