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Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years. It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity.
Energy and the Human Journey: Where We Have Been; Where We Can Go. By Wade Frazier . Version 1.2, published May 2015. Version 1.0 published September 2014.
NUC (Namibia Uranium Corporation) (formerly Rössing South-West) > View deposit info. Discovery of large uranium deposit announced in Namibia: A large uranium deposit located between the Rössing Uranium Mine and Husab Mine was discovered recently.
Arkansas faced a number of opportunities and challenges in the first four decades of the twentieth century. Not only did the state introduce some significant initiatives in response to the multi-faceted reform movement known as progressivism, it also endured race riots, natural disasters, and severe economic problems.