continuous mining

continuous mining

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A type of mining in which the continuous miner cuts or rips coal or other soft minerals from the face and loads it in a continuous operation.
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In 1995, he bought Continuous Mining Systems, which became Mining Technologies International, or MTI.
Upon completion of this longwall move, Foresight will seal the current longwall district and then utilize continuous mining machines to resume development of the next longwall district, in a new area of the mine.
A National Heritage listing for Broken Hill recognises over 130 years of continuous mining operations, its contribution to technical developments in the field of mining, its pioneering role in the development of occupational health and safety standards, and its early innovation and adoption of environmental regeneration in and around mining operations.
I am no expert but a hundred years of continuous mining in the former Sperrgebiet and the failure to discover more alluvial diamond rich areas is perhaps but only the start of a labour battle with no clear end in sight.
Additional violations included an area of unsupported roof without warning markers, failure to apply rock dust after a belt move and the use of wrong sprays on a continuous mining machine.
The company plans to construct the MTS using tunnel boring machines and continuous mining equipment, removing the need for widespread excavations which were a dominant feature of the pipeline construction.
Over the past few months the mine has commenced an operational transition from continuous mining (using a machine with a large rotating steel drum equipped with tungsten carbide teeth), which was not economically viable due to prevailing geological conditions, to long wall mining (in which a long wall of coal is mined in a single slice).
Continuous mining machine operators determine where and what depth of a hole or channel should be dug.
Underground mining equipment includes hydraulic shovels, cable shovels, continuous mining machines, long wall mining machines and drag lines.
Continuous mining in the area led to geological disasters including landslides, ground collapses and fissures, leaving the giant statue in danger of collapse.
In addition the use of in-pit crushing, conveying and continuous mining will be investigated.
Development of oil shale underground continuous mining technology

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