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Slope Mining

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Slope mining is a type of underground mining where the entrance to the mine is a tunnel constructed on a slant from the surface down towards the coal seam. In a slope mine, the coal seam tends to be very deep and located parallel to the ground, though the actual mine tends to not be very deep. The coal is transported up to the surface in the slope tunnel using a conveyor belt system or track haulage—either a trolley locomotive or an electric hoist and steel rope if the tunnel grade is steep.[1]

[edit] References

  1. Slope Mining. Nationmaster Encyclopedia. 24-06-2009.