• Coal

    Coal. Back to Energy. We are one of the world's largest producers and exporters of seaborne traded thermal and coking coal. Coal is an important part of our global commodity portfolio and we are focused on running a profitable business in a safe, efficient, responsible and sustainable manner. Our coal is used in power generation, steel making ...

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  • Fundamentals of modern ground control management in ...

    Sep 01, 2020 · This paper summarised the typical proactive ground control management system (PGCMS) implemented in various Australian underground coal mines. Australia produces approximately 100 million tonnes a year of metallurgical and thermal coal from approximately 30 of the world's safest longwall mines operating in New South Wales and Queensland.

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  • Fire in the Hole | Science | Smithsonian Magazine

    Fortythree years ago, a vast honeycomb of coal mines at the edge of the town caught fire. An underground inferno has been spreading ever since, burning at .

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  • Mining in Australia

    Mining in Australia has long been a significant primary sector industry and contributor to the Australian economy by providing export income, royalty payments and employment. Historically, mining booms have also encouraged population growth via immigration to Australia, particularly the gold rushes of the 1850s. Many different ores, gems and minerals have been mined in the past and a wide ...

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  • Coal Mining Dangers – Solutions to the Dangers of Coal Mining

     · Widely used in Australian coal mines, ... It also helps control the underground atmosphere after mine evacuations or disasters. Ventstop is light, tough and inflates quickly.

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  • Australia's worst mine disasters | Australasian Mine ...

    Jun 05, 2019 · The worst mining disaster in the history of Australia occurred in 1902 at Mount Kembla mine and claimed the lives of 96 miners. The incident was the result of an explosion. In 1882 the Creswick mine disaster claimed the lives of many in a flooding event. 81 miners were killed in the 1887 gas explosion in the Bulli Mine.

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  • Coal and the environment

    Dec 01, 2020 · However, producing and using coal affects the environment. Effects of coal mining. Surface mines (sometimes called strip mines) were the source of about 62% of the coal mined in the United States in 2019. These mining operations remove the soil and rock above coal deposits, or seams. The largest surface mines in the United States are in Wyoming ...

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  • Coal mines are the engines of climate change. Time to ...

    Mar 02, 2021 · The project these young Australians are opposing is the expansion of the Vickery coal mine, which would more than double the capacity of the mine from million tonnes of coal .

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  • The Green Book

    The focus of this book is Australian underground coal mining but it also refers to international best practice and research when relevant. The material included is not meant to preempt or influence any legislative initiatives or policy directions related to mine safety in Queensland and NSW. This text is offered as an ongoing contribution to ...

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  • After 14 days trapped underground, Australian miners walk ...

    May 08, 2006 · Mon 8 May 2006 EDT. Two Tasmanian gold miners trapped 3,000 feet underground for 14 days were rescued yesterday, ending a saga that had gripped Australia. The rescue of the pair, who had ...

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  • Australian mining | Australasian Mine Safety Journal

    Apr 04, 2019 · Underground mining accounts for 60% of world coal production, but it is less common in Australia, making up around 35% of raw coal production. This method is also used to mine metallic minerals like gold and copper. The two main types of underground mining in Australia are bordandpillar and longwall mining.

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  • The changing climate of Australian coal and where it is ...

    Dec 05, 2020 · Switching from a majority of underground to opencut mines in New South Wales and Queensland saw production rapidly increase and today, 80 per cent of Australia's coal .

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  • Coal Mining | National Industry Insights Report

    Nov 30, 2020 · This page provides information and data on the Coal Mining sector, which is a component of the Mining, Drilling and Civil Infrastructure industry. The Coal Mining sector includes both open cut and underground coal mining with black coal reserves concentrated in New South Wales and Queensland; and confirmed brown coal reserves loed in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria. In 2009, the .

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  • COAL

    Coal Mining Underground Coal Mining This drawing depicts the room and pillar method of underground mining. Most underground coal is mined by the room and pillar method, whereby rooms are cut into the coal bed leaving a series of pillars, or columns of coal, to help support the mine roof and control the flow of air. Generally, rooms are 630 ...

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  • What Life Is Like Working in Underground Coal Mines in the US

    Oct 05, 2019 · In the US, coal mining is a shrinking industry. In 1923, there were about 883,000 coal miners; today there are about 53,000. Working in coal mines .

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  • ACARP

    The Australian Coal Industry's Research Program. ACARP is a unique and highly successful mining research program that has been running in Australia since it was established in 1992. It is 100% owned and funded by all Australian black coal producers through a five cents per tonne levy paid on saleable coal.

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  • Coal mining

    Underground mining. In underground coal mining, the working environment is completely enclosed by the geologic medium, which consists of the coal seam and the overlying and underlying to the coal seam is gained by suitable openings from the surface, and a network of roadways driven in the seam then facilitates the installation of service facilities for such essential activities ...

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  • Impacts of Coal Mining on the Health of Workers

    Coal mining has two types of operations: surface and underground mining. According to Gorman Cagle (2018), Underground coal miners have more exposure of coal dust than the surface due to greater dust levels in the lower setting. So, the underground coal mining workers are most vulnerable to the exposure of coal dust.

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  • Environment Impact Assessment of Coal Mining

    Coal mining is the process of extracting the coal from the deep underground mines in the earth crust. Coal mining is one of the most illegal activities going on in the country. At the same time it totally neglects the role of EIA in its preoperational, during mining and post operational plans.

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  • Time for a coal hard look at Collie ...

    Jan 31, 2019 · Time for a coal hard look at Collie's future. Collie miner Brenton Wood and his wife Jelisa with their kids Daneka and Bryce. Credit: Mogens Johansen. For all the talk of doom and gloom enveloping Collie, the historic coal mining town seems almost idyllic at first glance. There are friendly locals quick to say "G'day", children running ...

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  • The Social Impliions of Mining in Australia | Issues ...

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) states that in the year to March 2011 the value of mining exports was 155 billion and represented % of the value of total exports from this country, with the bulk of that being contributed by iron ore and coal. The proportion of Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP: the value of all final ...

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  • Ventilation

    The roadways underground are divided into 2 groups, those carrying fresh air into the workings ("intake airways") and those carrying used air back out ("return airways"). Adjoining intake and return airways are separated by the coal pillars or by installing "stoppings" (most commonly in the form of a wall of some kind) in any interconnecting ...

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