Mechel launches new longwall face

Russian miner Mechel has announced the launching of a new longwall face at the Olzherasskaya-Novaya mine, owned by its Southern Kuzbass coal-producing subsidiary.

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Longwall mining is commonly employed at coal mines around the world

Miners at the face will use a special sub-level caving method, which enables thick-seam mining in one coal layer of up to 10m, extracting maximum volumes of coal in one go while decreasing the risk of

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