Experience in the Parkgate Seam

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 841, 1982

T.E. WHEATLEY Manager, Thoresby Colliery North Nottinghamshire, U.K.

This paper provides a detailed account of longwall face mining at the National Coal Board's Thoresby Colliery in England. It illustrates the actual operations and procedures for installing equipment in a successful longwall operation.
Keywords: Coal mining, Parkgate seam, Longwall mining, Face mining, National Coal Board, Thoresby Colliery, Powered supports, Conveyors, Roof support.