The fender pillar refers to the narrow pillar of coal between the longwall
face and recovery entry.
Xstrata Plc (LSE: XAT), a Switzerland-based mining company, has announced suspension of longwall
operations at Oaky No1 underground coking coal mine, part of the Oaky Creek Coal (OCC) complex in Central Queensland.
At the Gregory, located near the town of Emerald, shipments comprised both coking and thermal coal and were derived from the Gregory opencast mine itself, and from the underground Crinum mine, where longwall
operations began in 1998.
The second longwall
mining system, previously planned for installation in the fourth quarter of 2007, had been expected to largely offset any sandstone-related production shortfalls.
mines, Alliance Resource Partners' Tunnel Ridge mine, operates in northern West Virginia.
The Indian government is considering changing its procurement rules to provide better flexibility for domestic miners to shop abroad for high-end mining equipment, including longwall
DBT has been awarded an order for two longwall
shield support systems and one AFC system from Shenhua International in China.
PITTSBURGH -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today praised the ruling by the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) to permanently protect the stream above proposed longwall
operations at the High Quality Mine in Fallowfield Township, Washington County.
SUEK), recently set a world record for monthly coal production from a single longwall
The San Juan mine is one of America's leading longwall
Shaft sinking was due to start in July this year and the mine will use hand-held equipment working on longwall
Both mines will utilize longwall
miners to extract high-sulfur bituminous coal for the growing power plant SO2 scrubber market.