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U.S. Longwall Operators Scale Back Production

Ownership changes hands as new longwall operators emerge

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-In-Chief

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Achieving World-class Mining Maintenance: Step 2 — Ensure Support for Maintenance

In the second segment of this six-part series, the author explains the importance of a positive working environment in the process of developing and sustaining a top-notch mine maintenance program

By Paul Tomlingson

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A New Record for Coal Mining Safety

Coal fatalities for 2015 total 11, setting a new benchmark on industry’s road to zero

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor

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Silica Adds to Respirable Dust Concerns

What if you could know the silica dust levels in a coal mine after every shift?

By Emanuele Cauda, Lauren Chubb and Art Miller

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Optimizing Drilling Parameters for Improved Bolting Safety and Performance

Testing reveals that optimizing drilling parameters for feed pressure, feed rate, rotation speed and drill torque can have an impact on roof drill performance

By Darin Cotton, Tim Burgess and Tim Martin

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Coal Miners Search for the Bottom

Operators grow more pessimistic as demand for coal declines and prices drop

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-In-Chief

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