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Cost Analysis of Model Mines for Strip Mining of Coal in the United States.
NTIS: PB 208 769 :116 pages
This study estimates costs of producing bituminous coal and lignite by stripmining methods in 12 hypothetical mines. Basic costs are developed by geographic area, rank of coal, and output capacity. Seam thickness and depth and type of overburden are considered typical for the area in which the hypothetical mine would be located. The cost analyses are based on the use of new equipment, the prevailing union wage scales, and the payment of all miscellaneous costs including royalties, contributions to the miners' welfare fund, and license and permit fees. All model mines are considered to have a life span of 20 years.
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NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 208 769
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division