Topsoil Rock Removal Technology.
Kaufman-WW; Reynolds-DN; Noll-JJ
NTIS: PB/80-204571 :106 pages
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.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
Skelly and Loy