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2013-11-25 Surface Mining Once known as "strip" mining, this method of mining involves removing the overburden with heavy earth moving equipment, scooping out the coal, replacing the excavated soil and reestablishing vegetation and plant life, a process known as reclamation.
You are here: Home; News and media; Press releases; Wirtgen Surface Mining: Maximizing coal recovery by minimizing fines. Most coal mines measure the particle size distribution (PSD) of their plant feed to obtain information about the suitability of the feed for their process, especially regarding the fines content.
2009-12-12 Lexington Herald-Leader, December 12, 2009 . Report details surface mining in E. Ky. Shows mining damage to streams, critics say. By Bill Estep. Coal companies got approval to fill hundreds of hollows in Eastern Kentucky during the last decade, according to a new federal report.
See also Modern Mining Occupations — a list of Occupations and Job Descriptions from 1967. This information is taken from the following sources: An 1825 description by E. Mackenzie of the Northumberland coal mines, "the following is a brief enumeration of the employments, and a few technical terms peculiar to coal-miners"
2018-3-1 Nearly $55.7M for PA to reclaim abandoned coal mines on Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has announced the availability of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants