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Topsoil rock removal technology.
Kaufman WW; Reynolds DN; Noll JJ
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 73-80, 1979 Oct; :1-196
This report summarizes a study conducted to determine the state-of- the-art of various rock removal systems and their capabilities. The objective of the study was to determine if currently manufactured equipment can adequately accomplish rock removal in surface mine reclamation applications. Evaluations of state reclamation regulations, with regard to topsoil rock content, were made to determine the rock removal requirements. The major categories of equipment studied are rock pickers and rock rakes. The impact of rock removal implementation on the reclamation operations is discussed in detail.
Surface mining; Land reclamation; Rock excavation; Machinery; Loams; Rocks; Materials handling; Rocks; stones; rock pickers; rock rakes; topsoil; topsoil handling. surface mine reclamation; topsoil rock content; rock content regulations in U. S. coal states
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 73-80; Contract-J0285023
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 73-80
Skelly and Loy
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