Summary of Investigation into Mechanical Loading, Transportation, etc., in Great Britain, Germany, and Holland, 1947

CIM Bulletin, 1948


THE physical conditions in the mines investigated in Great Britain are similar to those found in the mines of the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation, with the important difference that many of the coal seams visited were interspersed by a large number of heavy faults, making the development of a continuous face operation difficult, and in many cases the life of a unit development was exceptionally short, adding to unit cost; but in spite of these difficulties, a great deal has been accomplished in the application of mechanical loading units in a number of the mines in the areas visited.
Keywords: Coal, Cutter, cutter, Germany, National Coal, Nova Scotia, United Kingdom, Cutters, Mines, mining, Nova Scotia, Operation, United Kingdom