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Mining Basics - Overview

To understand what's involved in mine surveying, it is important to understand how the general mining process works.

There are many methods of mining - variations due to the mineral being mined, the type of materials, the earth materials to be removed as well as the size of the operation. Most of the content on this website is related to the open-cut coal mining industry, however in terms of surveying a lot of the duties are similar across the board.

Due to the diversity in mining, there is too much information to include in one place. To convey a basic understanding of the mining process, we will explore the following:

Open Cut Coal - Strip Mining

[Under Construction] Underground Coal - Longwall Mining