Proposed Methods of Mining Pitching Seams

IN presenting this paper for discussion at the Western Annual Meeting to be held in Edmonton, it is with the idea of creating a full and general discussion by the mining men in the Province as to the best way to eliminate, or at least hold down to a minimum, the dangerous coal-dust which is made in mining pitching seams in our Alberta mines by the chute method. Also, an alternative method is outlined, whereby the percentage of lump-coal mined can be increased, and the mining costs reduced-although the paper does not go into any detailed consideration of costs.
Keywords: Chutes, Coal, conveyors, Costs, Edmonton, McGillivray Creek Coal, mechanization, mining, mechanization, mining, Production, Systems
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