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May 2013

This month’s issue of World Coal features a regional report on the Australian coal industry – an industry currently suffering a hangover after years of boom. Anthony Fensom reports on the current state of the industry, while articles from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, The Ausimm and Norton Rose tackle the specific challenges of cost-reduction and productivity, human resources, social licence to operate and exploration. In the technical feature, we focus on longwall mining with articles looking at ventilation in longwall mines, low-seam and high-seam longwall mining and the challenge of gateroad development in high capacity longwall mines.

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Coal News

Industry View: The Mining Workforce Challenge
Gwenne Henricks, Caterpillar Inc., US.

After The Boom
The Australian coal industry is facing a raft of economic, political and environmental challenges. Anthony Fensom reports. 

From Volume To Productivity
Julian Dolby and Steve Dyson, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Australia, argue that it is time for the Australian mining industry to move away from short-term cost reduction plans and implement long-term productivity measures.

Development Issues
Geoff Sharrock FAusIMM(CP), The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM), Australia, discusses the challenges of exploration and the social license to operate in the Australian coal industry. 

An Essential Conversation
Leanne Collingburn, Rebecca Hoare and Michael Torrance, Norton Rose Australia, Australia, Pierre-Christian Labeau, Richard King and Jocelyn Kearney, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Canada, and Peter Henley, Norton Rose LLP, UK, take a look at managing indigenous land rights when it comes to mining projects.

Sharing Best Practice
Thomas Imgrund, DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

How Low Can You Go?
Richard C. Gilmore, Jonathan Marts, Jürgen Brune, Saqib Saki, John Grubb and Dan Worrall, Colorado School of Mines, US.

No Seam Too Thick
Jack Rickey, ESCO Corp., US.

Raising The Game
Kurt Ekanayake, AMC Consultants, Australia.

Seeing In Seismic
Volker Schäpe and Wolfgang Schott, DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

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