Canadian research in the areas of coal exploration, mining and preparation

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 822, 1980

DAVID A. FAWCETT, Project Engineer, Coal Mining Research Centre, University of Alberta Campus, Edmonton, Alberta

This paper presents a summary compilation of current Canadian coal research projects in the areas of exploration, mining and preparation. The compilation forms the basis for a review of present operations and technology, and of current research efforts. General research areas, requirements and priorities are suggested along with a discussion on achieving the research goals in terms of funds, facilities and staff. The current level of research funding in these areas is assessed.
Keywords: Geology, Geophysical exploration, Gravity surveys, Reefs, Pinnacle reefs, Seismographs.