Less conventional methods for mining underground coal

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 81, No. 909, 1988

IAN R. MUIRHEAD, Monenco Consultants Limited , Calgary, Alberta ,and RICHARD J. KOLADA, Coal Research Laboratories, CANMET-EMR, Devon, Alberta

This paper reports on a CANMET-funded examination of less conventional underground coal mining methods. These methods are documented and those that show the most promise for application to western Canadian conditions are discussed in detail.
Mots Clés: Underground mining, Coal mining, Mining methods, Technology development.