Consideration is given to the causes complicating the mining of shaftbottom pillar and protection of shaft lining. The analysis is given to the formation of stress-strain state of the protective pillar and its enclosing rocks. Practical recommendations are given for control of deformation and stresses in the shaftbottom mass during extraction of protective pillars in deep ore mines at Talnakh.
Consideration is given to the geological, mining and operating conditions of the Norilsk industrial district. The analysis is made of the present-day state of mining production of the Zapoliarny branch of the Norilsk Nickel Co. The principal trends in the safe and efficient exploration of the raw material resources base have been stated within the Norilsk industrial district .