A look within: Clintwood JOD No. 2

What’s old is new again, even in coal preparation, and this Kentucky facility is outlining its own legacy.  By Donna Schmidt The heart of the eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia coalfields are dotted with coal operations large and small, as well as their respective coal preparation plants. With that comes competition, of course, but also results in many miners seeking…

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Virtual reality hazard awareness training program developed

Underground and surface mines can be hazardous places, so when it comes to safety training in the mining profession, the old saying “practice makes perfect” holds true. To improve hazard safety instruction, a team at South Dakota Mines has spent the past year developing a virtual reality (VR) training module that mimics a mining environment.

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Redpath breaks record again

Redpath Raiseboring has achieved another record-breaking hole, this one the longest raisebore hole ever accomplished in the Northern Hemisphere and in all of the Americas. The achievement was recorded in late May at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa mine in Ontario, Canada. “This concludes the first of the planned twin, 12-foot diameter ventilation raises extending from surface down to 5617 Level,”…

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