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JUN 2018

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JUNE 2018 VOL. 123 NO. 5 June 2018 www.coalage.com 1 feature articles 20 Technology Improves Shovel Productivity Proper positioning prevents poor performance 24 Seal Construction at the Cardinal Mine Moving from the No. 11 to the No. 9 seam, Warrior Coal reclaims assets and seals old works 28 Developments in Proximity Detection As more continuous miner operations install proximity detection systems, developers are providing additional options 30 Safety Stats Point to Powered Haulage Problems Despite a significant decline in mining-related fatalities, some basic safety-related problems persist with powered haulage coal in the news 6 AEP Expects to Burn Slightly More Coal This Year 6 Thiess Secures Curragh Contract 7 Foresight Energy Expects Strong Export Steam Coal for 2018 8 Coal Helps Lead Port of Mount Vernon to Record Shipment Levels in Q4 10 Empire District Electric Will Not Retire Asbury Plant This Year 12 American Resources Begins Production at Razorblade 13 WVU Researchers Get Funds From Alpha Foundation to Study Mine Safety, Health 15 NMA Files Brief Opposing Washington's Decision to Deny Permits for Millennium Bulk Terminal 16 Hallador Secures New Credit Facility 16 Rhino Reports Net Loss for Q1 2018 world news 7 BMA to Sell Gregory Crinum Mine in Australia 7 Ukraine Imports More Coal 7 CIL Targets Significant Production Increase 8 Australian Coal Prices Hit 6-year High 8 Port Waratah Scraps T4 Project departments 2 Editorial 6 News 7 World News 10 People 14 Awards 16 Calendar 38 Operating Ideas 40 Suppliers News 42 Product News 46 Classifieds 48 Legally Speaking This month, Coal Age discusses the innovative techniques used in an extreme seal construction project. On the cover, a miner stands near pallets of construction supplies used to build a 30-ft high, 120-psi seal. (Photo: Alliance Resource Partners) this issue NEWS/ 6 PROXIMITY DETECTION/ 28 POWERED HAULAGE/ 30 UNDERGROUND SEALS/ 24

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