auger mining

auger mining

[′ȯ·gər ′mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A coal mining method that employs instruments to bore horizontally into coal seams.
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This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: mining bituminous coal, anthracite, and lignite by underground mining, auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining, and other surface mining; developing coal mine sites; and beneficiating (i.