Fine Coal Recovery

Fine Coal Recovery and Mine Backfill Preparation: The coal mines in the Sunnyside, Utah, area have been mined continuously since 1896 and prospered as Bee Hive oven coke producers until 1924. The introduction of natural gas for firing reverberatory copper furnaces curtailed the market for Bee Hive oven coke and the mine production fell drastically. Some … Read more

Top 5 biggest US coal mines in 2013 in terms of production

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The North-American coal mines with the biggest production rates in 2013 aren’t necessarily the largest in size or the ones with more workers. But one thing is for sure: they are all located in Wyoming, the US capital of coal. 1. North Antelope Rochelle Prodution in 2013: 100.703 tonnes Owner/explorer: Peabody Energy Location: Wyoming 2. Black … Read more

Blast in Chinese coal mine traps and kills 21 workers

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The Chinese Xinjiang province, in the western part of the country, witnessed a violent explosion in a coal mine that killed 21 workers. According to the Xinhua news agency, quoted by ABC News, the accident occurred in the Baiyanggou pit, last Friday (13). The local authorities revealed that 34 miners were working underground at the time of … Read more

Colorado Springs Republican wants coal mining companies operating near streams

Doug Lamborn, Colorado US Rep., is fighting to lift restrictions that keep coal mining companies from operating within 100 feet of watercourses. The bill proposed by the Colorado Springs Republican, also sponsored by the Ohio Republican Bill Johnson, talks about two different kinds of waste. It wants to prevent the “waste of taxpayer resources” by cutting regulations that are meant … Read more