The mining of thick, flat coal seams by a longwall bottom slice with caving and drawing: M34-20/189E-PDF

“A method, developed in France, for mining thick, flat lying coal seams is described in detail. A longwall face is retreated along the footwall of the thick seam and is supported by powered supports which incorporate a special banana prop at the rear. The coal overlying the face caves behind it and is drawn through the banana props onto a rear face conveyor. Face advance is achieved either by hand mining or by using a conventional double drum shearer. Details of the mining method, problems encountered and good and bad mining practice are discussed. The capital and operating costs, the production and productivity in France are given. Ground control and environmental control problems are also discussed. Consideration is then given to the potential use of this method for mining thick, flat lying, coking coal seams in Western Canada"--Abstract, p. i.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada. Mines Branch.
Title The mining of thick, flat coal seams by a longwall bottom slice with caving and drawing
Series Title Technical bulletin ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. "March 1974." Digitized edition from print [produced by Natural Resources Canada].
Date 1974.
Number of Pages viii, 196 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M34-20/189E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300068
Subject Terms Mining industry, Coal