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Underspoil Coal Haulage.

Authors
Johnson-GA
Source
SAE Preprint 780468 Pres 29th Ann Earthmoving Ind Conf Peoria Illinois 1978 Apr; :5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001557
Abstract
To evaluate the feasibility of an alternative to the costly construction and reclamation of haulage roads in surface coal mines, the Bureau of Mines contracted with the Dravo Corp., Denver, Colorado, to conduct an engineering and economic evaluation of the haulage of coal out of the strip pit by conveyors running in culverts laid under the advancing spoil. This paper presents the results of the study which includes a discussion of the cost savings, plus the more subtle advantages and disadvantages of this novel haulage system in several alternative strip coal mine designs. The Bureau's plans for a demonstration of a prototype underspoil coal haulage system are also outlined.
Publication Date
19780401
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1978
Identifying No.
OP 29-78
NIOSH Division
DRC;
Source Name
SAE Preprint 780468, Pres. 29th Ann Earthmoving Ind. Conf., Peoria, Illinois, April 10-12, 1978
State
CO; IL; IN;
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