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November 2010

The November issue of World Coal delves into the world of opencast mining, from tyre performance to a case study of an environmentally friendly opencast mine in China from Wirtgen Machinery Co. Ltd. Both the environment and China feature heavily as this month’s spotlight features and regional reviews. In addition, Barry Baxter provides a short summary of some troubling developments in South Africa.

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Coal News

The Behemoth Rolls On
Although plagued by the world’s worst traffic jams, the growth of China’s coal industry shows no signs of stopping. Ng Weng Hoong reports.

A New Force In Mongolian Coal
George Tumur, Hunnu Coal, Australia, discusses the company’s plans for the rich, untapped coal resources of Mongolia.

Scratching The Surface
Andy Klingels, Wirtgen Machinery Co. Ltd, China, discusses environmentally friendly opencast mining.

Back To Life
Patrick Jäger and Erik Zimmermann, Komatsu Mining Germany GmbH, Germany, report on the first retrofit of a super large hydraulic mining shovel.

Under Pressure
Darran Stone, Earthmover Tyres, UK, observes an increase in the use of tyre pressure monitoring systems.

Preventing Tired Tyres
Kate Rock, Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd, UK, discusses tyre performance in opencast mines.

The Long Haul
Geoff Roberts, Leica Geosystems, Australia, explains how an efficient fleet management system can help haul mines out of the global financial crisis.

The Sleeping Dragon Awakens
Dr Andrew Minchener, IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK, discusses developments in China’s coal-fired power sector.

Mercury Rising
Gordon Cope explains why the coal sector must deal with mercury before mercury deals with it.

What's In Store?
Mike Lynch, Kentucky Geological Survey, US, provides an insight into the carbon management research occurring in Kentucky.

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