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Title: Permafrost tunnel, Camp TUTO, Greenland
Authors: Abel, John F.
Keywords: Tunneling
Ice tunneling
Permafrost tunneling
Tunnels
Permafrost tunnels
Frozen ground
Frozen soils
Permafrost
Glacial till
Excavation
Explosives
Explosion effects
Greenland
Issue Date: Oct-1960
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: SIPRE report ; 73.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: An experimental tunnel, 300 x 9 ft., was driven into a glacial till hillside near Camp TUTO during the summer of 1959 for the purposes of determining the feasibility of excavating subsurface openings in frozen glacial till, developing efficient methods for excavating this material, and determining the characteristics of the glacial till at depth. Excavation of frozen glacial till by conventional hard-rock mining methods, modified slightly to allow for low temperatures, was found to be feasible. The employment, effectiveness, and possible improvement of the mining methods and equipment are discussed and problems for future study are suggested.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/6025
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