surface coal mining process

surface coal mining process

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  • Surface Coal Mining Methods in Australia

    Surface Coal Mining Methods in Australia 7 Fig 4 Dragline Working Section (Gianazza, 2010) Fig 5 Box cut, strip cuts and spoil piles (Humphrey, 1984) mining access are either taken through the over burden dump as a valley, dozed through the spoil pile parallel to the strip, created in the highwall either parallel or at right angles to the...

  • Surface mining

    Surface Coal Mining The primary methods of surface coal mining used in Pennsylvania are: Strip Mining: Layers of soil and rock overburden are removed the coal exposed coal seam is excavatedThe area is then backfilled, regraded, and replanted during the reclamation process...