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Modern American Coal Mining: Methods and Applications

Modern American Coal Mining: Methods and Applications covers a full range of coal mining and coal industry topics, with chapters written by leading coal mining industry professionals and academicians. Highlights from the book include coal resources and distribution, mine design, advances in strata control and power systems, improvements in surface mining, ventilation to reduce fi res and explosions, drilling and blasting, staffi ng requirement ratios, management and preplanning, and coal preparation and reclamation.

The text is enhanced with 11 case studies that are representative of underground and surface mines in the United States. Narrative descriptions and appropriate mine plans are presented, with attention given to unique features and situations that are addressed through mine design and construction. A useful glossary is included, as are many examples, fi gures, equations and tables, to make the text even more useful.

Contents

  • Coal Industry Statistics
  • Depositional Characteristics of Coal Beds
  • Ground Control
  • Coal Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Electrical Power
  • Mine Haulage
  • Coal Preparation
  • Underground Mine Development and Room-and-Pillar Mining
  • Longwall Mining
  • Surface Mining
  • Reclamation of Surface-Mined Lands
  • Case Studies

Edited by Christopher J. Bise

Published by SME in 2013. 576 pages.


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