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Operations study of selected surface coal mining systems in the U.S.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract S0141048, 1975 Jan; :1-234
Operational data was collected from selected surface coal mining systems in the United States, and the potential production and the economic capacity of the systems were assessed. The study included four mines using different mining techniques and different equipment. One mine was selected from each of the major coalfields: midwestern, eastern, northwestern, and southwestern. Following the documentation of each operation and development of a comprehensive production and cost data base, an analysis was conducted to identify production inefficiencies and to develop short-term and long-term improvements that would increase the productivity of the mines or reduce costs.
Coal mining; Surface mining; Strip mining; Open pit mining; Operations research; Excavating equipment; Mine haulage; Cost analysis; Reclamation; Systems analysis
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 72-75; Contract-S0141048
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract S0141048
Theodore Barry and Associates, Los Angeles, California
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