The Development of a Cross-pit Overburden Handling System. Volume 1 - Preliminary Design.
Ritchey-JL; Hagenbuch-FH; Mantel-J
NTIS: PB/80-132814 :68 pages
This report describes the engineering feasibility and economic advantages of using a mobile bridge-type, cross-pit belt conveyor system in conjunction with a large dragline to excavate and transport spoils in a typical western surface coal mine. The studies show that such a system could be built to survive operational and climatic mining conditions and that its implementation would offer a reduction in both acquisition and operating costs versus conventional mining units of comparable capacity. Reclamation costs can also be significantly reduced and the total reclamation process accelerated, making the cross-pit conveyor system attractive to mine owners and environmentalists alike.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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