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HYDROGEOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF COAL DEPOSIT-A CASE STUDY OF SIBOVCI, KOSOVA

AUTHOR/S: S. AVDULLAHI, B. BARUTI, I. FEJZA, A. TMAVA, I. KRASNIQI, N. PECI, S. BERISHA, S. MULAJ
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 1, 247-254 pp

ABSTRACT

The coal basin of Kosova has a huge coal reserves, they are the main power sources for
thermo power stations of Kosova. The lignite is distributed across the Kosova,
Dukagjini and Drenica Basins, although mining has so far been restricted to the Kosova
Basin. The first systematic records of lignite exploitation since 1922, when a smallscale,
shallow underground room-and-pillar mining commenced in the Kosova Basin.

This case of study presents the hydrogeological conditions of the coalfield Sibovc,
which is a part of coal basin of Kosova. The study of the natural hydrogeological
conditions and the relation of the coalfield with the flow of Sitnica River, are one of the
basic elements for the normal exploitation of the coal reserves. For studying of the
hydrogeolocial parameters in this field close the river Sitnica, few of wells have been
drilled, which are used for testing and monitoring of the groundwater level. From
testing of these wells we have these hydrogeological parameters: porosity 20 %,
filtration coefficient 3.27 x 10-3 (m/s) and specific water flow 2.54 (l/s). The gained
results will be useful to avoid the flooding of the coal deposit by surface and
groundwater from the river Sitnica that flows close to the mine.

Further development of lignite mining in the medium term will continue with
exploitation of the Sibovc field in the northern part of the Kosova Basin (fig.1).

Keywords: alluvial, porosity, coal deposit, river Sitnica, water