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4 Coal Mining and Processing | Coal: Research and ...

The U.S. coal industry serves a vital role in the nation''s economy by producing fuel for more than half of its electricity. Despite the industry''s importance, industry financial data for 2005—the strongest year for the coal industry in recent years—shows that it is a relatively small industry with revenues totaling $20 billion to $25 billion and net income between $1 billion and $2 ...

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Alabama Surface Mining Commission

Alabama Surface Mining Commission. The Alabama Surface Mining Commission is the primary regulatory authority for Surface and Underground Coal Mining Operations for the State of Alabama under the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Our office is located on the second floor of the Pinnacle Bank Building at 1811 2nd Avenue ...

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Surface Mining | Encyclopedia

 · Surface mining. Surface mining techniques are used when a vein of coal or other substance lies so close to the surface that it can be mined with bulldozers, power shovels, and trucks instead of using deep shaft mines, explosive devices, or coal gasification techniques. Surface mining is especially useful when the rock contains so little of the ore being mined that conventional techniques, …

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Tailings management

Surface Mining Tailings Leaching / Digestion l ota i n Pregnant Liquor P ec p ta o Solid-Liquid Separation Calcining Smelting Dore Bar / Ingots nod eSlim s MINING / BENEFICIATION EXTRACTION & CONCENTRATION Th icke ng Fil tra ion Leaching Impurity 1Remov al Drying Packaging Concentrate Solvent Extraction 3 5A 4 6 8 9 12 1 11 2 F 10 Coarse ...

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Coal mine threatens endangered north Alabama turtle ...

 · The groups say when the Alabama Surface Mining Commission, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the Mays Mine No. 5 in Walker County ...

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Alabama says mine shutdown not warranted after creek ...

 · The commission, charged with regulating mining operations in Alabama, issued a notice of violations to Warrior Met Coal on May 7, after inspections determined a waste pond at the company''s Mine ...

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Surface Mining Commission Chapter 880-X-10C ALABAMA ...

shall be clearly marked before the beginning of surface mining operations. (5) Buffer zone markers. Buffer zones required by Rule 880-X-10C-.28 shall be clearly marked to prevent disturbance by surface operations and facilities. (6) Topsoil markers. Where topsoil or other vegetation supporting material is segregated and stockpiled as

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The legacy of surface mining: Remediation, restoration ...

 · 1. Introduction. In surface mining, soil and rock overlying or hosting a shallow ore deposit is physically removed to access the resource. Surface mining comprises different practices − strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop-removal mining − and accounts for more than 80% of ore mined each year (Ramani, 2012) rface mining disturbs the landscape and impacts habitat integrity ...

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Surface Mine Development, Operations, and Reclamation MSHA ...

An active mining operation is the result of a deliberate and painstaking process which involves geologic exploration and surveying, functional and operational design, land use evaluation and permitting, site clearing and preparation, and construction. What do surface mining operations generally include?

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NACoal | Surface Miner Operation & Maintenance

COST CONTROLS AND EXPERTISE. Coal Operations. We deploy surface miners for the difficult applications – partings and thin seams. Partings that are deemed inseparable result in discarded or lower-quality coal. We expertly use surface miners to remove these partings, resulting in better coal delivered and increased recovery of the deposit.

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Influences of natural and anthropogenic factors on surface ...

mining the spatial and temporal trends in surface water and groundwater. Local, regional and global assessments of water quality monitoring data help to illustrate key features of aquatic environments, while explaining the positive and negative impact of human activities. Clear and concise background

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What Are The Most Common Surface Mining Methods? | MSHA ...

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) is so important because it fundamentally changed the role of environmental responsibility for mine operators in the U.S. Prior to the passing of SMCRA, many mining operations, specifically coal mines, left massive excavated areas exposed when mining …

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376 • 2013 TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MINING ...

active mining areas. In most longwall operations, gob ventilation boreholes (GYBs) are installed to extract methane gas from the upper fractured zones of the mined-out gob area. Initially, these holes frequently yield >80% methane, while some reach close to (Moore et al…

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OSMRE Regulating Coal Mines

Title V of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Protecting the Environment. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) balances the need to protect the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining with the Nation''s need for coal as an essential energy source. It ensures that coal mining operations are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner and ...

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Section 9-16-4 Permit for engaging in surface mining ...

(a) No operator shall engage in any surface mining, as defined in this article, after October 1, 1970, without a valid permit from the department to engage in the surface mining. A separate permit shall be required for each such surface mining operation that is not contiguous to a surface mining operation for which the operator has a valid permit.

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Alabama Department of Labor

This section issues mining permits, ensures that mine sites are properly bonded for reclamation purposes, and makes periodic inspections. A streamlined permit application process reduces the start-up time for new operations, and expedites permit renewals. The annual fee is $250 per application and $2500 per acre bonding (per acre to be disturbed).

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Home | Mining Corp.

 · Mining Corp. offers industrial mining equipment through its P&H, Joy, Montabert and brands. Our mining products, services and technologies help customers throughout the mining industry improve safety and productivity at operations worldwide.

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Mining engineering

Mining in the engineering discipline is the extraction of minerals from underneath, above or on the ground. Mining engineering is associated with many other disciplines, such as mineral processing, exploration, excavation, geology, and metallurgy, geotechnical engineering and surveying.A mining engineer may manage any phase of mining operations, from exploration and discovery of the …

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Surface Coal Mining Operations Law and Legal Definition ...

Surface Coal Mining Operations Law and Legal Definition. According to 30 USCS § 1291 (28), the term surface coal mining operations means--. " (A) activities conducted on the surface of lands in connection with a surface coal mine or subject to the requirements of section 516 [30 USCS § 1266] surface operations and surface impacts incident to ...

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(PDF) UNIT OPERATIONS IN MINING SURFACE MINING | Azer ...

UNIT OPERATIONS IN MINING SURFACE MINING. MINE 202 SURFACE MINING CHAPTER 2 UNIT OPERATIONS IN MINING f Lecture Objectives At the end of this lecture, you will: 1.Understand the sequence of unit operations. 2.Know the main and auxiliary equipment used for loading and haluage. 3.Know how to calculate stripping ratios. 4.Know the stipping ratio ...

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SMARA Statutes and Regulations

The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA, Public Resources Code, Sections 2710-2796) provides a comprehensive surface mining and reclamation policy with the regulation of surface mining operations to assure that adverse environmental impacts are minimized and mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition.

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NACoal | Surface Coal Mining

NACoal is the largest lignite producer in the United states. Annual production levels range from a few hundred thousand ton per year to more than 10 million. We specialize in reserve evaluation, permitting, mine planning, operation and final reclamation. We …

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Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining

levels in underground and surface metal/nonmetal mining operations. This handbook provides general information on the control technologies along with extensive references. In some cases, the full reference(s) will need to be accessed to gain in-depth information on the testing or implementation of the control of interest.

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Online Surface Miner Training – MSHA Part 46

MSHA requires that all Surface Miners and Surface Mining Contractors complete a minimum of 8 hours of Annual Refresher training per year. Your Annual Refresher training must cover Changes at the Mine that could adversely affect a miner''s health or safety and other health and safety subjects relevant to mining operations at the time.

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Alabama Code 9-16-5. Permit for engaging in surface mining ...

Terms Used In Alabama Code 9-16-5. AFFECTED LAND: The area of land from which overburden has been removed or upon which overburden has been deposited after October 1, 1970.See Alabama Code 9-16-2; Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.

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CHAPTER 11 Mining Technology

the mining technologies currently in use on Federal leases and the potential for commer-cial mining technologies to extract Federal coal reserves from deep underground seams. The chapter discusses: three surface mining techniques that are used in the West: 1) area strip, 2) open pit, and 3) terrace pit; two methods of underground mining in

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State Mining Agencies | Mine Safety and Health ...

Mine Safety and Health Administration 201 12th St S Suite 401 Arlington, VA 22202-5450 TTY 202-693-9400

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Processes of land use change in mining regions

 · Directly, surface mining operations displace soil, clear vegetation (e.g. Fig. 2), reconfigure natural landscapes and alter ecosystem function and services (Simmons et al., 2008), they can cause both enhancement and loss of regional livelihoods and of quality of life depending on local circumstances (Moran et al., 2013, Schueler et al., 2011).

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Frontiers | An Overview of Seabed Mining Including the ...

 · For instance, extraction of SMS may target several hectares per year, whereas the area of cobalt-crust mining may range from tens to hundreds of square kilometers (Hein et al., 2009) and that of manganese nodule mining from hundreds to thousands of square kilometers per operation per year (Wedding et al., 2015).

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Mining industry and sustainable development: time for ...

 · Mining regions are now often located in remote areas of north of Canada and Australia, and in developing countries in South America, Asia, and Africa, often with less stringent mining laws and weaker environmental regulations (Miranda et al. 1998; World Bank, 2002, 2017a). Mining impacts, including waste streams and social impacts, were ...

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