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The world's worst coal mining disasters

Most coal mine disasters around the world were caused by gas and coal dust explosions....

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Down a modern mine

An illustration depicting a typical deep mine layout and machinery used. Preparing to enter the mine Safety is taken extremely seriously in all aspects of deep mining....

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Coal mining

Mountaintop coal mining is a surface mining practice involving removal of mountaintops to expose coal seams, and disposing of associated mining overburden in adjacent ......

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Environmental impacts of coal

Mar 16, 2015 · There are numerous damaging environmental impacts of coal that occur through its mining, preparation, combustion, waste storage, and transport....

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Longwall Systems

When only the best will do . . . Complete longwall systems from Joy Global represent the ultimate solution for high production longwall mining....

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Glossary of Mining Terms

A. Abutment - In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch ......

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