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Face— The exposed area of a coal bed from which coal is being extracted. Face cleat — The principal cleavage plane or joint at right angles to the stratification of the coal seam.
Coalbed methane extraction (CBM extraction) is a method for extracting methane from a coal deposit.
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A. Abutment - In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch of strata spanning the roadway; and (2) the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment, that is, the solid coal ahead of the face and the back ...
Mining methods Mining techniques have dramatically transformed over many years, with technological advances improving efficiency and the safety and health of our people, while minimising the environmental impact of our operations.
Descend the mine shaft, take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.
Coal: Coal, solid, usually brown or black, carbon-rich material that most often occurs in stratified sedimentary deposits. It is one of the most important of the primary fossil fuels.
Tar sands deposits near the surface can be recovered by open pit mining techniques. New methods introduced in the 1990s considerably improved the efficiency of tar sands mining, thus reducing the cost.
Coal mining: Coal mining, extraction of coal deposits from the surface of Earth and from underground. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth. Its predominant use has always been for producing heat energy.
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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.
An objective list of the advantages and disadvantages of many methods of generating electricity. Generation methods considered include: fossil fuels (coal, oil, oil shale, natural gas), biogas, biomass, bio-voltaic, geothermal, hot dry rock, hydro and micro-hydro, nuclear, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, and wind.
Coal seam gas (CSG) mining is a risky, invasive form of unconventional gas mining. Coal seam gas extraction usually involves tens of thousands of gas wells, with roads, pipelines, compressor stations, wastewater dams, and other infrastructure. A CSG project can spread across hundreds of ...
PILLAR EXTRACTION USING CONTINUOUS MINERS. Overview. Now that longwall equipment has been developed to a stage where it is able to cope with most conditions satisfactorily, longwall mining is the most widely used method of secondary extraction.