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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The loan will be used to finance an investment project to modernise production at the Bogatyr mine by introducing continuous mining technology.
Following an approximately 30-minute ride in a mantrip that transported the group underground, Secretary Acosta and the senators observed first-hand the operation's continuous mining machine, which employs a large rotating steel drum equipped with bits to extract coal from the seam.
In 1995, he bought Continuous Mining Systems, which became Mining Technologies International, or MTI.
DMCI should be held liable for its continuous mining of coal and the use of it for energy purposes.
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.
MGB representatives found continuous mining operations in our respective areas.
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.
Continuous mining in the area led to geological disasters including landslides, ground collapses and fissures, leaving the giant statue in danger of collapse.

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