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Australian coal mining industry - Methods of production

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Australia is one of the largest exporters of both metallurgical and thermal coal. Ausralia's major customers include Japan, South Korea and Europe. The continuing decline of coal price in the world market has forced many mine owners to resort to new technologies and mining methods to cut costs and remain in the business. There is a continuing trend of manpower reduction in the industry as a way of reducing cost. This paper sets out to provide an overview of the methods and practices in Australian mines, both in the use of efficient methods and modern technologies to produce coal at competitive prices. This has become important for longterm viability of the industry. The paper is confined to dealing only with underground mining operations.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Aziz, N. I. (2001). Australian coal mining industry - Methods of production. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 49(5 SPEC. ISS.), 191-203.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-28544434162

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 191

End Page


  • 203

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 5 SPEC. ISS.

Abstract


  • Australia is one of the largest exporters of both metallurgical and thermal coal. Ausralia's major customers include Japan, South Korea and Europe. The continuing decline of coal price in the world market has forced many mine owners to resort to new technologies and mining methods to cut costs and remain in the business. There is a continuing trend of manpower reduction in the industry as a way of reducing cost. This paper sets out to provide an overview of the methods and practices in Australian mines, both in the use of efficient methods and modern technologies to produce coal at competitive prices. This has become important for longterm viability of the industry. The paper is confined to dealing only with underground mining operations.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Aziz, N. I. (2001). Australian coal mining industry - Methods of production. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 49(5 SPEC. ISS.), 191-203.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-28544434162

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 191

End Page


  • 203

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 5 SPEC. ISS.