Wane, Malcolm T. Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, New York, New York.
Yegulalp, Tuncel M. Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, New York, New York.
- Surface Mining
- Area or modified open pit
- Contour mining and mountaintop removal
- Auger mining
- Future trends
- Underground Mining
- Mine development
- Room-and-pillar mining
- Longwall mining
- Other methods
- Remote control and teleoperation
- Future trends
- Additional Readings
The technical and mechanical activities involved in removing coal from the earth and preparing it for market. Coal mining in the industrialized countries is characterized by the integration of a number of complex systems into a production methodology that varies for surface versus underground mining. See also: Coal
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