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Highwall Miners Extract Coal Cost Effectively

The Terex Highwall Mining System (HWM) is capable of producing coal in seams as low as 30 in. (762 mm) and to a penetration depth of 1,000 ft (305 m). Average mining costs range between $7/ton and $12/ton, averaging 30 to 40 tons per man-hour with a standard four- to five-man crew.

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Sunrise Coal, an Innovative New Indiana Player Continues to Grow

Surrounded by some of the biggest names in the business, independent producer Sunrise Coal LLC’s Carlisle underground mine in Carlisle, Ind., began development in March 2006. Initially conceived as a mid-sized 1.5 million ton per year (tpy) producer, Sunrise first hit coal 350 feet below ground that December and began bottom development the following January.

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Custom Drill Truck Capitalizes on a Golden Opportunity

A small mine-equipment dealer in the Southwestern U.S. recently completed in-house fabrication of a custom-built drill truck, combining parts and assemblies from some of the world’s leading OEMs in a design that meets the extensive coal drilling requirements of a long-time customer, a large surface mine in the Four Corners area.

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Mining into the New Millennium

Foundation Coal West’s Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte PRB Operations

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Extracting Value from Coal Mine Methane

Carbon offset credits: a new financing tool

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Longwall USA 2009

Pittsburgh hosts this year’s largest underground coal mining conference and exhibition

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