• Annual Coal Report - Energy Information Administration

    The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices.

  • Catalyst: Bubble Mining - ABC TV Science

    TRANSCRIPT. DR. PAUL WILLIS So this is a washing plant? PROF. GRAEME JAMESON: This is a typical coal washing plant DR. PAUL WILLISThis might be the wackiest idea you've ever heard of; how do you make mining even more profitable?

  • Coal mining | World Coal Association

    Surface mining is only economic when the coal seam is near the surface. This method recovers a higher proportion of the coal deposit than underground mining as all coal seams are exploited - 90% or more of the coal can be recovered.

  • Coal Mining Methods - EMFI

    Coal Mining Methods Underground Mining Longwall & Room and Pillar Mining Longwall mining and room-and-pillar mining are the two basic methods of mining coal

  • iLoveMountains.org — What is mountaintop removal coal mining ...

    iLoveMountains.org is the product of 14 local, state, and regional organizations across Appalachia that are working together to end mountaintop removal coal mining and create a prosperous future for the region.

  • Glossary of Mining Terms - Coal Education

    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 ...

  • CDC - Mining - NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology ...

    The NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award recognizes mines and companies that have made an extraordinary effort to apply technology or improve processes in innovative ways, above and beyond mandatory requirements, to improve mine worker safety and health. In mining, technology ...

  • Coal mining | Britannica.com

    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.

  • NSW Mining Methods - NSW Mining

    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.

  • Welsh coal mines - Official Site

    Photographs and a brief historical account of more than 200 Welsh coal mines, plus stories poems and a list of colliery disasters.

  • Rockman's Coal Page - rocksandminerals.com

    Coal is the fossil fuel that supplies a significate percent of our nationÕs electricity.

  • Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. » Illinois Basin

    Hamilton County Coal, LLC operates Mine #1, which is an underground mine located near the city of Dahlgren in Hamilton County, Illinois. Mine #1 utilizes longwall mining techniques to produce high-sulfur coal.

  • wv coal history - West Virginia Office of Miners

    West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training A Brief History of Coal and Health and Safety Enforcement in West Virginia

  • Citizens Coal Council - Home

    In our continuous effort to support and strengthen the environmental movement as a whole and recognize the critical importance of promoting justice for vulnerable communities affected by the mining, processing and use of coal, Citizens Coal Council has hereby established the following organizational values:

  • History of coal mining - Wikipedia

    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.

  • Coal Mining in the Huddersfield Area | Underground Histories

    Hurriers were as vital to the operation of a colliery as were the colliers. They were invariably children or women and as in textiles and many other trades in the industrial revolution, coal mining could not have developed without the exploitation of this source of labour power.

  • Coal Age | Serving the Needs of the Coal Mining and ...

    The Joint Spring Meeting of the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute (WVCMI), West Virginia Coal Association, and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Central Appalachian Section was held in late April, which...

  • Auger mining | coal mining | Britannica.com

    Auger mining: Auger mining,, method for recovering coal by boring into a coal seam at the base of strata exposed by excavation. Normally one of the lowest-cost techniques of mining, it is limited to horizontal or slightly pitched seams that have been exposed by geologic erosion.

  • Rare earths extracted from coal mining by-products

    Researchers from West Virginia University and the National Energy Technology Laboratory are working on a project aimed at extracting rare earth elements from the acid mine drainage found at various coal mine sites in the United States. Besides pioneering a new and less expensive method to recover ...

  • Coal mining - Wikipedia

    Most coal seams are too deep underground for opencast mining and require underground mining, a method that currently accounts for about 60 percent of world coal production.

  • Coal Handling Preparation Plants (CHPP) | Mining Industry ...

    Coal Handling Preparation Plants (CHPP) are large facilities used to remove (wash) the grime and sediment (soil, rock, etc) from coal in order to prepare it to be transported to market.