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November 2009

The focus of this month’s issue of World Coal shifts back to the mine with a lead feature on opencast mining. We also include a spotlight feature on materials handling and the regional review looks to Botswana, a country keen to develop its vast coal reserves.


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Contents

Guest Comment
Guest Comment

Coal News
Coal News

The Biggest Opportunity Since Diamonds?
Barry Baxter reports on Botswana’s hand in the gamble to unlock its sleeping coal giant and asks: is it a winner?

Energy Efficient Equipment
Dr Viktor Raaz and Ulrich Mentges, ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany

Moving Mountains; Cutting Costs
Simon Walker looks at the development of earthmoving technology.

Digging the Dirt
Emily Balham, Leica Geosystems, Australia

The Lone Star Connection
Anthony Donovan, Bucyrus International Inc., US

Keeping Things Rolling
Terry Beach, Michelin Earthmover Tires, US

Smart Solutions
Jürgen Keller, Schaeffler Group Industrial, and Thomas Schumacher, FAG Industrial Services, Germany

Specialist Solutions
Richard Bacon, Shell

The First Stage
Fabio Iurzolla, Bedeschi S.p.A, Italy

Stacking Success
Barry Woodbine, Schade Lagertechnik GmbH, Germany

Prolong Belt Life - Increase Productivity
Rory Summerford, Flexco, US

Magnetic Extraction
Andrea Ezyk, Puritan Magnetics Inc., US

Product News
Product News


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