SOME NOTES ON THE PROBLEM OF GOB FIRES IN THICK, HIGHLY INCLINED SEAMS

In the September issue of the Bulletin, 1923, there is a paper by J. A. H. Church on "The Spontaneous Combustion of Coal in Mines", which is more or less a general discussion of the subject. Mr. Church gives a list of mine fires which have occurred in Alberta. Of the total of thirteen fires, six are attributed to spontaneous combustion. Of these six fires, it will be noted that five are in thick pitching seams.
Keywords: Air, air current, coal, gob, oxygen, spontaneous combustion, Coal, Fires, Heat, Mine, Mines, Oxygen, pillar, Pillars
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