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Life cycle assessment of opencast coal mine production: a ...

The Yimin opencast coal mine was selected to conduct a case study. The production of 100 tons of coal was used as the functional unit to evaluate the environmental risks in the stages of stripping, mining, transportation, processing, and reclamation. A total of six environmental impact categories, i.e., resource consumption, acidification ...

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OPENCAST COAL MINING IN WALES

The first method of coal extraction was the underground mining, represented by numerous collieries and ancillaries needed for the purpose. However this type of mining was not enough to satisfy the needs for coal production during the wartime (1939-45) in the UK (Peart Rutherford, 1986). Opencast coal mining (OCM) is considered to be

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Open-Cast Mining Method Coal Mining Construction

OPEN CAST MINING. METHOD Open Cast Mining Method Open cast mining is a surface exploitation method, used mainly for coal. It resembles open pit mining but differs in one unique respect: The overburden is not transported to waste dumps for disposal but cast or hauled directly into adjacent mined-out panels.. Continued OC Mining is subdivided into two methods i. . Strip Mining ii.Terrace Mi

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Opencast Coal Mining in UK Abolished after 80 Years

Jul 23, 2021  So after 80 years, it is an end to the ecologically ruinous method of opencast coal extraction. The mining technique was originally introduced in the 1940s as

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The Days of Opencast Coal Mining are Numbered, but the UK ...

Jul 16, 2021  The Days of Opencast Coal Mining are Numbered, but the UK Remains a Backer of ‘Black Gold’. At least 23 coal mine applications have been fought off by grassroots campaigns in recent years, with the latest victory at Dewley Hill outside Newcastle, writes Coal Action Network’s Isobel Tarr. Opinion. By Isobel Tarr.

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Surface Mining Methods and Equipment

UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS CIVIL ENGINEERING – Vol. II - Surface Mining Methods and Equipment - J. Yamatomi and S. Okubo ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) Figure 2. Change in production and productivity of US coal mines The higher productivity for open pit mining equipment also lowers costs.

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Open Cast Mining - YouTube

Oct 02, 2015  This is a very basic idea of how the Open Pit Mining process takes place. This was a very new mine when the footage was shot, and using very small machines

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(PDF) COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SEASONAL VARIATIONS OF

About 70 % of So, the final concentration of sulphur in coal was coal mining is presently done by open cast methods. 0.57 %. It is undoubtedly a destructive method that poses Sulphate in coal mine water an adverse impact on the surrounding environment. The release of heavy metals through different The amount of sulphate present in 1 liter of ...

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Multi-fractal characteristics of reconstructed landform ...

Post-mining dumps are typical artificial landforms, with original natural features of soil, topography and vegetation radically altered, and soil and water conservation capacity declined accordingly. In this study, the geomorphic characteristics and soil erosion of reconstructed landforms and their relationships in opencast coal mines are studied.

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Coal mining - Choosing a mining method Britannica

Coal mining - Coal mining - Choosing a mining method: The various methods of mining a coal seam can be classified under two headings, surface mining and underground mining. Surface and underground coal mining are broad activities that incorporate numerous variations in equipment and methods, and the choice of which method to use in extracting a coal seam depends on many

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Mining Methods - SlideShare

Dec 05, 2008  Mining Methods 1. PlotMaker Mining Methods Blackout day presentation - 5 th December 2008 VENKAT M. Team Lead – Minex, INDIA

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Surface mining - SlideShare

Oct 16, 2015  CONCLUSION • About 85% of the world coal is obtained by open cast mining method . • By this method, more production can be obtained than underground mining method. • Less time required to full fill the production in less than 50% of underground mining method. • Greater output per mine , output up to 50 million tones per mine are being ...

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The Days of Opencast Coal Mining are Numbered, but the UK ...

Jul 16, 2021  So after 80 years, we cautiously celebrate an end to the ecologically ruinous method of opencast coal extraction. The mining technique was originally introduced in the 1940s as an extreme wartime measure, with minimal labour needed and maximum pace.

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Life cycle assessment of opencast coal mine production: a ...

The Yimin opencast coal mine was selected to conduct a case study. The production of 100 tons of coal was used as the functional unit to evaluate the environmental risks in the stages of stripping, mining, transportation, processing, and reclamation. A total of six environmental impact categories, i.e., resource consumption, acidification ...

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A review on existing opencast coal mining methods within ...

Aug 24, 2010  Currently almost 65 % of the coal in Australia is being produced by opencast mining methods. Mining equipments such as draglines, dredgers or bucket wheel excavators, trucks and shovels, and dozers are the main equipments employed for overburden removal and coal extraction. The choice of equipment for a particular mine depends on geological, geotechnical and economic factors

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ASSESSMENT OF SLOPE STABILITY IN OPENCAST COAL

open cast mining technology can play a vital role to full fill the demand of estimated coal production. As the open cast mining methods is a very financially cost effective mining methods which allows the high grade of mechanization and more, enormous creation volumes. In India, the opencast mining methods accounts for about 95 per cent of coal ...

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maximum limit of depth in open cast coalmining method

20/7/2016 Auger mining is a mining method that recovers coal or other minerals from under the highwall when the ultimate stripping ratio has been achieved in open cast mining operations or Auger mining refers to a method for recovering coal from thin seams, 0.6 to 2.4m thick, beyond a highwall produced by conventional open cast or strip ...

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List of Equipment Used in Opencast Coal Mining Mining

Opencast mining is the oldest method of excavating minerals but the mining operations have been mechanised by the use of heavy earth moving machinery during the last 50 years resulting in excavations on a scale which was unthinkable half a century ago. Equipment # 1. Bulldozer:

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The Days of Opencast Coal Mining are Numbered, but the UK ...

Jul 16, 2021  So after 80 years, we cautiously celebrate an end to the ecologically ruinous method of opencast coal extraction. The mining technique was originally introduced in the 1940s as an extreme wartime measure, with minimal labour needed and maximum pace.

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Basics of an open pit mine - Mine Engineer.Com

Open pit mines can be used in coal mining, and they are used extensively in "hard rock" mining for ores such as metal ores, copper, gold, iron, aluminum, and many minerals. In a open pit coal mine, the pit bottom would be the bottom mined coal seam elevation, since it is usually feasible to extract multiple seams when surface mining coal.

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Multi-fractal characteristics of reconstructed landform ...

Post-mining dumps are typical artificial landforms, with original natural features of soil, topography and vegetation radically altered, and soil and water conservation capacity declined accordingly. In this study, the geomorphic characteristics and soil erosion of reconstructed landforms and their relationships in opencast coal mines are studied.

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Major Mines Projects Impunzi Mine

Underground mining of the No. 2 and No. 4 seams at ATC ceased in 2008. Opencast strip mining operations at Butterfly Pit commenced in 2009 but have since concluded and now has been rehabilitated. Additional opencast strip mining is proposed at the ATC Office and Phoenix Pits. Coal will be mined from these pits utilising the truck and shovel method.

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pwc 2012 Americas School of Mines

Mining Methods 9 The Highland Valley Copper mine, located in British Columbia, 60 km southwest of Kamloops is 97.5% owned by Teck Cominco. Operations at Highland Valley began over 20 years ago by predecessor companies. The present operation is a combination of the Lornex mine and mill, the Valley Copper orebody and the Highmont mine and mill.

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(PDF) COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SEASONAL VARIATIONS OF

About 70 % of So, the final concentration of sulphur in coal was coal mining is presently done by open cast methods. 0.57 %. It is undoubtedly a destructive method that poses Sulphate in coal mine water an adverse impact on the surrounding environment. The release of heavy metals through different The amount of sulphate present in 1 liter of ...

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Digging deeper: Mining methods explained Anglo American

Large scale mechanised mining methods we use include: long-wall mining, where a long wall of coal is mined in a single slice, usually by a large machine. sub-level-caving, where levels of the ore are blasted by explosives; and ; block caving, where large areas of the ore body are blasted and then extracted with the assistance of gravity.

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Handbook for Methane Control in Mining

Other coal mine chapters deal with methane emission forecasting and predicting the excess gas from troublesome geologic features like faults. Additional coal chapters contain methane controls for shaft sinking and shaft filling, for surface highwall mines, and for coal storage silos. Major coal mine explosion disasters have always involved the ...

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Blast-Casting Mechanism and Parameter Optimization of a ...

Overburden stripping by the blast-casting method in an opencast coal mine. (a) Inner-dump. (b) Blast-casting muckpile. A greater effective casting percentage (ECP) and a better muckpile formation are the main technical targets of adopting the blast-casting method for overburden stripping in opencast mines. They are affected by several factors ...

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A review on existing opencast coal mining methods within ...

Aug 24, 2010  Currently almost 65 % of the coal in Australia is being produced by opencast mining methods. Mining equipments such as draglines, dredgers or bucket wheel excavators, trucks and shovels, and dozers are the main equipments employed for overburden removal and coal extraction. The choice of equipment for a particular mine depends on geological, geotechnical and economic factors

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(PDF) A review on existing opencast coal mining methods ...

ABOVE GROUND / OPEN CUT COAL MINING ALTERNATIVESThe present paper is focused primarily on the surface, or open cut or opencast methods commonly used in coal mining within Australia, with an emphasis on what conditions would best suit a particular method. Again, issues such as geotechnical conditions, as well as production and productivity will ...

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Stability Evaluation of Highwall Slope in an Opencast Coal ...

Opencast mining is a very cost-effective mining method allowing a high grade of mechanization and large production volumes. In India, fast increase in output of coal can be largely attributed to rapid increase in opencast mining activities and intensified mechanization. The opencast mining accounts for about 95% of total coal production in ...

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Opencast coalminingatKrielColliery - SAIMM

coal.Mining lossesdue toselected mining ofthe lower part oftheseam,tolossinboundary pillars between the panels, andtolossinpillars inthepanels amounted to an extraction percentage of43,8 per cent. The total reserves tobe extracted therefore amounted 259 million tons. Planning ofthe Opencast Mine

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v118n5a1 Optimization of the load-and-haul operation at an ...

The opencast coal mining complex extends over two mines within the Witbank Coalfield, to the south of Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Province. The target pit is currently a mature opencast strip-mining operation that extracts multi-layered coal seams, exercising a throw-over method to the low-wall side to the north and advancing in a southerly ...

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A new method to monitor soil stability at open-cast mines ...

Nov 08, 2020  A new method to monitor soil stability at open-cast mines from space ... Open-cast coal mine at Garzweiler, Germany. ... The work by Motagh and his colleagues showed that there is significant land ...

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Opencast expansion at Chhattisgarh mine violates NGT order

Sep 16, 2020  Opencast expansion at Chhattisgarh mine violates NGT order. The EAC recommended that the coal mine be expanded to 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from 1 MTPA through opencast method. A central expert appraisal committee (EAC) has okayed the expansion of a Chhattisgarh coal mine, which is in violation of a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order.

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Pachhwara (North) coal mine - Global Energy Monitor

Jun 21, 2021  This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor. The Pachhwara North coal mine is an opencast mine, operated by The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited, in Pakur, Jharkhanda, India. The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited has announced that coal operations began on November, 2019.

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Coal mining methodsCoal mining methods (石炭採掘法)-- Green Coal Technology (GCT)Green Coal Technology (GCT) - Safety first! Kikuo MATSUI, Dr. Eng., ProfessorProfessor Department of Earth Resources and Mining EngineeringDepartment of Earth Resources and Mining Engineering,

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Intech-Surface Coal Mining Methods in Australia

Mining Methods 6 Fig. 3. Overall mining sequence of a typical surface coal mine in Australia (after Westcott et al., 2009). 2.1 Dragline method Dragline is the predominant mach ine which is used to remove the overburden and expose the coal when the deposit s characteristics match the draglines physical capabilities. Once

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Opencast Coal Mining Induced Defaced Topography of ...

May 14, 2014  Opencast mine also begins production much earlier than an underground mine (Melnikov and Chesnokov 1969). As Raniganj coalfield has an experience of mining for more than two centuries, it has adopted the opencast mining method very earlier over the outcrop tracts of coal bearing geologic formation.

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Blast-Casting Mechanism and Parameter Optimization of a ...

Overburden stripping by the blast-casting method in an opencast coal mine. (a) Inner-dump. (b) Blast-casting muckpile. A greater effective casting percentage (ECP) and a better muckpile formation are the main technical targets of adopting the blast-casting method for overburden stripping in opencast mines. They are affected by several factors ...

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Multi-fractal characteristics of reconstructed landform ...

Post-mining dumps are typical artificial landforms, with original natural features of soil, topography and vegetation radically altered, and soil and water conservation capacity declined accordingly. In this study, the geomorphic characteristics and soil erosion of reconstructed landforms and their relationships in opencast coal mines are studied.

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