• Glossary of Mining Terms

    2018 1 4 A AbutmentIn 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 of strata spanning the roadway and 2 the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment that is the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment that is the settled packs behind the face

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  • Mine Tailings Disposal Methods

    2017 6 16 Waste Rock Two major methods of underground mining of coal are employed Room and pillar mining is the basic method used in the United States today however longwall mining practiced widely in Europe is being practiced with increasing frequency in the United States

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  • Reduction and utilization of coal mine waste rock in China

    2021 9 19 Reduction and utilization of coal mine waste rock in China A case study in Tiefa coalfield Gangwei Fan Dongsheng Zhang and Xufeng Wang Resources Conservation Recycling 2014 vol 83 issue C 24 33 Abstract In China coal mine waste rock CMWR produced during coal mining and processing is still increasing significantly as a result of coal production which has huge environmental

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  • Limestone and Crushed Rock

    2013 11 8 mining Figure 9 2 shows the amount of coal mined in relation to the amount of waste material produced in coal mining When looking at energy requirements in mining and processing the tonnage of materials which must be handled drives energy consumption in mining operations For example in 2000 the amount of crushed rock produced was 1 7

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  • Coal waste

    2021 6 7 Coal mining and coal combustion in power plants produce several types of wastes The mining process itself produces waste coal or solid mining refuse which is a mixture of coal and rock The mining process also produces liquid coal waste which is then stored in impoundments Pollution control equipment used for coal combustion produces coal ash or fly ash as well as flue gas

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  • 78 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF UTILIZING COAL

    2017 10 12 Coal mining waste generation and use Poland and Ukraine belong to the world s major producers of hard coal holding in 2004 8th position with 100 4 Mt yr and 10th position with 56 8 Mt/yr respectively WCI 2004 For every ton of coal output about 0 35 t waste has been generated mean value In these countries coal mining waste rock

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  • LAND DEGRADATION DUE TO MINING AND ITS

    2011 3 26 minerals include coal iron ore zinc lead copper gold pyrite manganese bauxite chromite dolomite limestone apatite and rock phosphate fireclay silica sand kaolin barytes Mineral production generates enormous quantities of waste overburden and tailings slimes which are indicated in table 1 in respect of some minerals

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  • COAL MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN

    2018 8 13 Coal mines and mining activity inherently disturb the environment because they involve the excavation and processing of rock and soil Operations whether smaller or large scale are inherently disruptive to the environment producing enormous quantities of waste that can have deleterious impacts for decades The environmental

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  • Coal Mining and Production

    Table 1 Loads Per Unit of Coal Production by Mining Technique tons per 1 000 tons coal produced Surface mining Underground mining Waste characteristic Contour Area Conventional Longwall Liquid effluents 0 24 1 2 1 1 6 Solid waste 10 10 3 5 Dust 0 1 0 06 0 006 0 01 Note Local conditions will form the basis for choosing the appropriate

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  • Waste Coal Converting Bitcoin Miner Stronghold Digital

    2021 6 23 Waste Coal Converting Bitcoin Miner Stronghold Digital Mining Raises 100 Million On Tuesday Stronghold Digital Mining Inc an ESG friendly cryptocurrency miner announced it

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  • Mining Environmental Management CODES OF

    2020 7 2 Mining generates a disproportionally high levels of waste compared with other industries Because the concentration of valuable material is so small especially in metal and diamond mining most of ore rock extracted is turned into waste that must be managed and disposed of

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  • Impact of coal mining on stream biodiversity in the US and

    2018 4 18 Multiple mechanisms could explain observed declines in biodiversity richness and abundance associated with coal mining In MTM VF waste

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  • Mining Terms

    2008 11 12 Dump A pile of waste rock from a mine Entry A horizontal opening in a bedded mineral deposit ex coal Face The rock surface which excavation techniques are being preformed apon to advance a horizontal opening

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  • How the 1966 Aberfan Mine Disaster Became Elizabeth II s

    2019 1 4 Coal mining creates waste and the waste rock was dumped in an area called a tip Merthyr Vale had seven tips By 1966 the seventh tip which was begun in 1958 was about 111 feet high and

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  • Mining Terms

    2008 11 12 Dump A pile of waste rock from a mine Entry A horizontal opening in a bedded mineral deposit ex coal Face The rock surface which excavation techniques are being preformed apon to advance a horizontal opening

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  • 25 4 Separating minerals from waste

    To expose the coal layer the layers above it need to be removed The vegetation and soil called the topsoil is removed and kept aside so that it can be re deposited in the area after mining If there is a layer of rock above the coal face called the overburden this is also removed before the coal can be excavated Once all the coal has

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  • Mining Waste

    2016 4 19 Mining waste phosphate rock mining beneficiation and processing waste and uranium waste are three of the six special wastes identified October 21 1976 Congress passes the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act RCRA Public Law 94 580 which requires EPA to develop regulations governing the identification and management of hazardous

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  • Glossary of Mining Terms

    2018 1 4 A AbutmentIn 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 of strata spanning the roadway and 2 the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment that is the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment that is the settled packs behind the face

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  • Environmental Technologies for Use of Coal Mining and

    mining are related to the formation of rock dumps on the surface of the earth Annually about 40 million m3 of rock is raised to the surface and piled in the dumps due to the process of under ground coal mining in Ukraine As a result of 200 years of coal mining and annual accumula tion of industrial waste of 167–214 million tons

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  • How the 1966 Aberfan Mine Disaster Became Elizabeth II s

    2019 1 4 Coal mining creates waste and the waste rock was dumped in an area called a tip Merthyr Vale had seven tips By 1966 the seventh tip which was begun in 1958 was about 111 feet high and

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  • SRK Publication

    The management of mine waste dumps has historically been assigned mainly to the on site mining operations In recent years focus has turned to a more scientific approach to waste rock dump management and the auditing of these manmade structures

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  • Mining waste set to grow but reduce reuse recycle

    2018 9 7 The global mining waste market is thus expected to grow from the 68 76 million tons generated in 2017 to nearly 87 million tons by 2022 with 10

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  • 25 4 Separating minerals from waste

    To expose the coal layer the layers above it need to be removed The vegetation and soil called the topsoil is removed and kept aside so that it can be re deposited in the area after mining If there is a layer of rock above the coal face called the overburden this is also removed before the coal can be excavated Once all the coal has

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  • Easy Guide to Mining Waste Characterisation

    Waste Rock Characterisation Ore is divided into oxidised above the water table transitional within the zone occasional inundated by groundwater and primary below the water table at all times This is usually defined by geologists as it impacts on metallurgy Waste rock associated with mining ore for precious and base metals coal

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  • Basics of an open pit mine

    2013 1 6 Open pit mines can be used in coal mining and they are used extensively in hard rock mining for ores such as metal ores copper gold iron aluminum and many minerals In a open pit coal mine the pit bottom would be the bottom mined coal seam elevation since it is usually feasible to extract multiple seams when surface mining coal

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  • Impact of coal mining on stream biodiversity in the US and

    2018 4 18 Multiple mechanisms could explain observed declines in biodiversity richness and abundance associated with coal mining In MTM VF waste

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  • Improving safety and productivity in coal mines

    The improved accuracy of longwall mining operations reduces the amount of waste rock mined along with the coal leading to less environmental disruption from rock spoil stockpiles and lower rehabilitation costs Download Printable version coal productivity and safety impact case study PDF 313 KB

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  • Technology

    2021 3 16 The mine out area was reclaimed backfilled with the Over burden/waste generated during the coal mining operation The final compacted layer of rock was blanketed with the top soil removed during the mining operation The surface was brought to the original ground level As a step to prove that backfilled land would be used for agricultural

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  • Waste Cutters Utilization in Underground Coal Mining

    2018 4 29 With increasing depth of underground mining and complexity of mining and geological conditions the number of wasted cutting tools increases Increased rock hardness in coal ore salt gypsum and other mines leads to an increased number of cutters worn out during the operation of shearers and road headers

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  • Proposed Regulatory Framework for Coal Mining

    2021 6 16 Coal mining operations can generate mine waste including effluent tailings coal rejects and solid wastes e g waste rock overburden and fine particulates The environmental effects of coal mining have been well documented in scientific literature Effects can be categorized on the

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  • Recycling of crushed waste rock as backfilling material in

    Recycling of crushed waste rock as backfilling material in coal mine effects of particle size on compaction behaviours Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Mar26 9 8789 8797 doi 10 1007/s11356 019 04379 9

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  • U S

    2019 1 22 Coal mining is a practice that negatively impacts all kinds of waterways from rivers streams lakes and drinking water supplies The tendency among the large public is to associate coal with having damaging effects on air rather than on water yet during all the stages of processing it the rock affects water bodies in the proximity of the place in which it is being exploited

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  • Waste Rock Dump Management and Stability Evaluation

    2020 3 25 Waste Rock Dump Management and Stability Evaluation D Olivier SRK The management of mine waste dumps has historically been assigned mainly to the on site mining operations In recent years focus has turned to a more scientific approach to waste rock dump management and the auditing of these manmade structures

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  • Environment Impact Assessment of Coal Mining

    2013 11 13 Coal mining has significant impact on land and land use some of the land related Solid WasteOverburden of organic material and soil that overlie a mineral deposit Overburden generation is denoted by stripping ratio which is the ratio period rock strata the slope should not exceed 28 degrees 3

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  • The Sustainability of Mining in Australia Key Production

    2009 4 5 Waste Rock Overburden increasing rapidly likely to be sustained in the future and closely linked to open cut mining especially for coal and base metals Economic Resources commonly increasing but some remain stable or gradually declining

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  • Management of Tailings and Waste Rock in Mining

    Tailings and waste rock management facilities vary vastly in size e g from swimming pool sized tailings ponds to ponds of over 1000 hectares and from small tailings or waste rock piles to waste rock areas of several hundred hectares or tailings heaps over 200 m high

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  • Technology

    2021 3 16 The mine out area was reclaimed backfilled with the Over burden/waste generated during the coal mining operation The final compacted layer of rock was blanketed with the top soil removed during the mining operation The surface was brought to the original ground level As a step to prove that backfilled land would be used for agricultural

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  • Updated approaches for rockfill and waste rock shear

    2018 9 17 Updated approaches for rockfill and waste rock shear strength estimates In engineering practice the shear strength of finer grained materials such as earthfill and tailings are often

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  • The reuse and recycling of coal mining waste with zero

    Coal mining industries generate hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste coal rock and cleaning waste stream containing fine coal a by product of previous coal processing operations coal gangue coal sludge fly ash coal mine drainage and coal bed methane CBM that contaminate the landscape in

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  • Improving safety and productivity in coal mines

    The improved accuracy of longwall mining operations reduces the amount of waste rock mined along with the coal leading to less environmental disruption from rock spoil stockpiles and lower rehabilitation costs Download Printable version coal productivity and safety impact case study PDF 313 KB

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