coal auger

coal auger

[′kōl ‚ȯg·ər]
(mining engineering)
A type of continuous miner which consists of a screw drill of large diameter and which cuts, transports, and loads the coal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Coal auger. Identified by Art Reichert, Isabel, South Dakota; Larry Harpster; John S.
Brydet Development claims to manufacture the most powerful coal auger currently available on the world market - its 850 hp Model 2300 series.
coal producers have used coal augers for contour mining of seam outcrops around hill sides, as a follow up to stripping when ratios become uneconomical, lateral movement methods in advancing box cuts with continuous haulback of spoil, and open pit boundary cleanup.