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Coal Mining

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King coal may be a dying industry but it's going to take a long time for technology to replace its role in steel making and for the cheap generation of electricity. In the meantime it still retains its place as one of our most important fossil fuels.

getting down to the coal
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mountain of coal
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loading facility for a Coal
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rock removal team
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getting down to the coal
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mechanic on the job
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refuelling the trucks
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coal washing plant
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carting the coal
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Pike River Mine
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Pike River Mine
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coal washing plant
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loading facility for a Coal
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digging out the coal
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digging out the coal
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getting down to the coal
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getting down to the coal
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digging out the coal
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getting down to the coal
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Diggers excavate bituminous
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Digger excavating bituminous
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Pipes carry coal slurry to
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tip trucks parked up at an open
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coal mining memorial
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Stockton from the air
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Photo Captions for Coal Mining

Image #1. getting down to the coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND,AUGUST 31, 2013: A 40 ton digger loads coal at Stockton open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #2. mountain of coal A mountain of coal dust eroded by water at a coal mine

Image #3. loading facility for a Coal mine Steel infrastructure for loadout facilities reflected in a storage pond at a coal mine

Image #4. rock removal team WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: 130 ton loads of rock overburden are carried away at the Stockton open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #5. getting down to the coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #6. mechanic on the job WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A mechanic chekcs the 70 ton tip trucks at open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #7. refuelling the trucks WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A fuel tanker refuels the 90 ton coal trucks at Stockton open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #8. coal washing plant WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A coal washing facility at an open cast coal mine helps to glean more value from coal taken at the interface between the coal seam and overburden on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #9. carting the coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A truck carries a 90 ton load of coal at an open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #10. Pike River Mine GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 20, 2015: Pike River flows past the entrance to Pike River Coal mine on May 20, 2015 near Greymouth, New Zealand. 29 miners died at the mine in 2010 and it cannot be reopened.

Image #11. Pike River Mine GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 20, 2015: A memorial board for 29 lost miners stands at the approach to the Pike River Coal mine on May 20, 2015 near Greymouth, New Zealand. 29 miners died at the mine in 2010 and it cannot be reopened.

Image #12. coal washing plant GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND, circa 2010: Coal washing facility at the Pike River Coal mine circa 2010 near Greymouth, New Zealand,

Image #13. loading facility for a Coal mine high grade coking coal piles up at a loading facility for a Coal mine

Image #14. digging out the coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A pair of diggers remove high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #15. digging out the coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: Trucks at work at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #16. getting down to the coal A 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #17. getting down to the coal A 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #18. digging out the coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A digger removes high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #19. getting down to the coal A 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #20. Diggers excavate bituminous coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A pair of diggers remove high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #21. Digger excavating bituminous coal WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A digger removes high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Image #22. Pipes carry coal slurry to washing plant A well-labelled pipe carries coal slurry to processing plant at a coal mine in New Zealand

Image #23. tip trucks parked up at an open cast coal mine Huge tip trucks parked up at an open cast coal mine near Westport, New Zealand

Image #24. coal mining memorial Three coal miners feature in a Greymouth memorial to workers who have died in coal mining accidents on the West Coast of New Zealand

Image #25. Stockton from the air Aerial of the Stockton open cast coal mine in Westland, showing reclaimed land, and opencast mining areas.

 

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