The "DEEP SHAFT COAL MINE" consists of essentially two vertical shafts, one to hoist men and materials, and the other for winding coal from deeper seems."MINE SHAFT" surface structures comprises(viz) shaft collar cum head frame foundation, shaft winding plant structures, and mine ventilation structures. The design and construction of these unique structures require specialized knowledge and advances in the state of art and expertise gained through experience.
This paper presents the structural and civil engineering aspects relating to typical design, constructional and operational features of Mine Shafts.
The aspects of mine shaft concrete lining, furnishing out-fittings in structural steel provided in the mine shaft structure underground are discussed and explained.