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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:40 pm 
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hello to everybody, i work with heavy equipment and a friend has invited me to operate an underground mine. i went to the place and i saw a lack of technology, i hope somebody that could assist me in exploration and extraction methods, its not a big project right now, but i can see potential, thanks for your help!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:46 pm 
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Well it depends on where and what type of mine it is. Technology will be limited underground in a Anthracite mine though. Battery motors, jackleg drills, coal drills, drags, and conveyors are about the limits of technology around here.

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Even a bitty mine ( bitumenous coal ) is very different than anything on the surface.

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MSHA has several videos on line. Nothing specific on exploration and extraction, but some of the newer pieces have good mining shots

Dawn of a New Day - Continuous Haulage Safety* on the safety tab. Has a lot fo new Underground scenes.

The MSHA page start at:

http://www.msha.gov/Streaming/SafetyHealthClips.asp

Mike A is right, if you can give us some more detail, type of coal, state, current status of the mine, we may be able to offer more suggestions.

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dont forget about the new technology with those advanced tracking systems now mike. they are the wave of the future......... :roll:

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Yep they work every bit as good as our currently approved system, they track you within 200 feet which is your typical active section. And instead of looking at colored push pins on a map you can look at colored dots on a computer screen. And on the plus side the heister could bust balls anywhere inside.

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oh oh oh but with the old system of push pins the only chance you have of hurting yourself is you could prick your precious little finger with the pin, with the new system you can actually blow yourself up, but its only a slight chance mike.... i think its a no-brainer :!:

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Yeah but with the old system you run the risk of getting something fired at you from the shanty as soon as you get of the gunboat. But since they decided minimal risk is better than no risk some operators are not going to run the fans during the day since there will be minimal risk from a methane explosion as oposed tono risk if you run the fans.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:03 pm 
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copy of mine map: $2.89
bulletin board: $9.95
box of pushpins: $4.99

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Matrix tracking system: $75,000
Transponder per man: $8,000
Time Installing System 1 week

Lost time the entire anthracite region looses from blowing up Mike A and PJ being able to sleep at night..........

Priceless :wink:

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No what will be priceless is when I'm like a human cannon blasting up the slope threw the air all the way from New Philly and land right on District 1's door step and tell them and I quote " YOU F%&^ked ME"

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mea mea mea bla bla bla :lol: :lol: :lol:

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So, does this answer your question? :lol:

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