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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Novo is currently evaluating extraction options that are potentially simple and cheap including continuous mining methods.
Technology issues such as continuous mining and competitive bidding may be able to bring down the cost of Thar coal production.
The underground operation will utilize continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques and annual production capacity is expected to be approximately 1.3 million tons of high BTU, low-sulfur coal.
The authors point out that the maintenance of such a relationship, though uneasy, is necessary in ensuring continuous mining in the areas where these mining companies are located.
Mr Mashabila said the OLDM had a continuous mining plan and a resource development plan that showed the whole mine life.
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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.

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