Mining for heat
Underground mining is a sweaty job, and not just because of the hard work it takes to haul ore: Mining tunnels fill with heat naturally emitted from the surrounding rock. A group of researchers from McGill University in Canada ...
Aiming to improve the air quality in underground mines
Reducing diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure to miners in underground coalmines will be a step closer to reality with the awarding of a research grant to engineers from Monash University.
Geothermal power could be solution for Indiana's abandoned coal mines
(PhysOrg.com) -- Vacant coal mines in southwest Indiana could once again generate energy, not from coal, but from the water reservoirs now found on their surface and deep underground.
China has shown that mine safety can be improved rapidly
The Soma coal mine tragedy in Turkey has again brought the issue of coal mining safety to the fore. With by far the largest coal industry in the world, accounting for half of global production, the Chinese ...
Energy and cost saving in mines achieved by innovative technique
A new approach that will save energy and reduce ventilation costs in mines has been developed by the University of Exeter's Camborne School of Mines.
Adopting new mining technology: Finding a balance between leading and bleeding
The mine of the future is coming. It will be digital, more constrained, and it will require a greater investment in leading edge technology.