Bumps in No. 2 Mine, Springhill, Nova Scotia

FOR the past eight years, No. 2 mine of the Cumberland Railway & Coal Co., Springhill-a subsidiary of the Dominion Coal Co., Ltd.-has had an unenviable reputation for bumps. As the workings extended in certain directions under a greater cover, these bumps increased in severity and it became apparent some change in the system of extraction was necessary if the mine was to continue to operate.
Keywords: bump, longwall, sandstone, Springhill Coal-field, strata, Coal, Mine, Mines, mining, pillar, Pillars, Waste, Wastes
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