Novo is currently evaluating extraction options that are potentially simple and cheap including continuous mining
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.
The long sought-after dream of continuous mining
is now attainable with the FRAGMENTOR and its lack of noxious gases.
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.