full-seam mining

full-seam mining

[¦fu̇l ‚sēm ‚mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A mining system in which the entire section is dislodged together and the coal is separated from the rock outside the mine by the cleaning plant.
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A fully-mechanized full-seam mining technology is used because of the small thickness of the oil shale seam.