Coal Age

MAR 2019

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MARCH 2019 VOL. 124 NO. 2 March 2019 1 feature articles 20 Boom-less Recovery Means Darwinian Struggle for Some Durable and proven plug-and-play solutions see demand as met coal miners want better productivity, but without construction 26 Forget Powder Factor for Blast Design Design should be based on economics and blast performance, not an arbitrary range of weight of explosive per volume of rock 32 Kentucky Pilot Plant Produces Rare Earths, Controversy Extracting rare earth elements from acid waste is proven to be technically feasible in DOE-funded projects, but raises bigger questions as to what the underlying mission is and should be 36 Assessing Roof-bolt Performance in Deep Cover Using field results, NIOSH researchers calibrate models to determine the reaction of different bolt lengths leading developments 4 Arch Coal Starts Development of New Coking Coal Mine in West Virginia 5 Glencore Will Limit Coal Production 5 Foresight Energy Delivers Record Steam Coal Sales in 2018 u.s. news 6 Merida Aff iliate Buys Kemmerer Mine 6 Westmoreland Sells Ohio Assets to CCU Coal and Construction 6 TVA Votes to Close Paradise 3, Bull Run Coal Plants worldwide news 8 Whitehaven Deep Coal Mine Plan Moves Step Closer 8 South Korea Coal Imports Set Another Record in 2018 8 Peabody Proceeds With JV at Wambo 9 NTPC Plans on Becoming India's Second Largest Coal Producer departments 2 Editorial 4 Leading Developments News 6 U.S. News 8 Worldwide News 10 People 14 Calendar 40 Operating Ideas 42 Suppliers News 44 Product News 46 Classifieds 48 Legally Speaking This month, Coal Age offers extended processing coverage with traditional coal preparation and the potential for recovering rare earth minerals. On the cover, Liebherr's 264 haul truck now has more payload capacity (See Product News, p. 44). this issue NEWS/ 5 RARE EARTHS/ 32 OPERATING IDEAS/ 40 COAL PREPARATION/ 20

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