US mine is miles in front - Part 2

One of the most impressive creations is the mine’s culture of continuous improvement. “We believe that...

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31 MARCH 2000

Appin opts for innovative drive design

DRIVE options for conveyors have been significantly broadened as a result of some recent innovative design...

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31 MARCH 2000

Bailey sets new mark

WHAT is perhaps most remarkable about the day-to-day operations of the Bailey mine of Consol Energy in...

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31 MARCH 2000

Domestic market focus alters Springvale plan

A strategic review of the Springvale colliery near Lithgow in New South Wales has changed the direction...

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31 MARCH 2000

SA company introduces new pre-stressing concept

JACKPOT Lite is the name of a mine prop pre-stressing device developed by New Concept Mining of Alrode,...

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31 MARCH 2000

Inbye entry works for US equipment maker

THE newest player in Australia’s longwall equipment market, Inbye Mining Services, is confident of continuing...

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31 MARCH 2000

Longwall production reaches new peak

TOTAL production from Australia’s longwall mines climbed 13% in calendar 1999, reflecting contributions...

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31 MARCH 2000

New thinking in the new century - Part 1

Mine planning for longwall operations will never be the same again. Dogged by depressed coal prices,...

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31 MARCH 2000

A way forward

More than most new-generation longwall operations in Australia, North Goonyella has been plagued by inefficient...

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31 MARCH 2000

Vehicle design views show risk perceptions vary - Part 2

O’Beirne said the Queensland group “have suggested that the level of attention NSW want is too much and...

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31 MARCH 2000

Leaky feeder provides mixed mine messages - Part 2

“We found that the leaky feeder is pretty ordinary in the sense that you’ve got 30m to transmit and 100m...

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31 MARCH 2000

QCT results reflect tough year for local producers

QCT Resources has asked investors to bear with it for at least the rest of the current financial year,...

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31 MARCH 2000