Mining Techniques Equipment | Miners Museum Glace Bay

Over the past 250 hundred years, the coal mining industry has witnessed significant changes to both its mining techniques and the equipment used throughout the mining process. Changes evolved through a need to make a safer underground environment for the thousands of miners employed in Cape Breton’s coal …




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    Coal Mining Tools

    Coal Mining Tools: The tools that the miners used are shown in the this photograph. Individual photos are shown below with a description. These tools belong to Frank Bordner and are on loan to the Bridgepot Heritage Museum. Click on Image to Enlarge: A chunk of coal.

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    Miners and Mining: Photos/Documents McIntyre

    The pick axe and shovel were two tools used by the early miners; later on, mechanized equipment came into use. Bituminous, or soft coal, was the type that was mined in McIntyre and elsewhere in central and western Pennsylvania.

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    Mining Tools of the late 1800s

    Lighting the way: The Miner’s Candlestick— or the “Sticking Tommy” At the time of Riddle in the Mountain, three forms of lighting were used in mines throughout the world: candles, oil wick lamps, and safety lamps.In the American West, the candle was preferred. Prior to the mid-1800s, miners secured candles to their caps or the rocky walls of the mine using a clump of clay.

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    Coal mining

    Early European miners wedged coal out of the seam or broke it loose with a pick. After explosives were introduced, it was still necessary to undercut the coal seam with hand tools. The advent of steam, compressed air, and electricity brought relief from this hard, dangerous work.

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    History of coal mining in the United States Wikipedia

    The history of coal mining in the United States goes back to the 1300s, when the Hopi Indians used coal. [citation needed] The first use by European people in the United States was in the 1740s, in Virginia.Coal was the dominant power source in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and remains a significant source of energy. Coal became the largest source of energy in the 1880s ...

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    Coal mining Wikipedia

    Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content and since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery, a coal mine - a pit, and the ...

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    Mining Antiques for sale | eBay

    Miners knee pads - Often made with fabric and foam, earlier ones you find among mining antiques for sale usually fasten with leather straps. Miners bag: These small bags allowed miners to carry flint, matches, and a knife. Collecting coal scrip. Coal scrip was …

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    History of coal mining Wikipedia

    Large scale coal mining began in the late 1830s when the General Mining Association (GMA), a group of English mining investors, obtained a coal mining monopoly in Nova Scotia. They imported the latest in mining technology including steam water pumps and railways to develop large mines in the Stellarton area of Pictou County, Nova Scotia , including the Foord Pit which by 1866 was the deepest coal mine …

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    Mining Facts for Kids

    All About Mining Fun Science Facts for Kids. ... People have used rocks and minerals from the Earth for thousands of years to make weapons, tools and even ornaments. How do they get the minerals? By mining. Fun Earth Science Facts all about Mining – Image of Gold Panning ... Open pit mines are simply big, open holes with terraced sides. Coal ...

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    Amazon.com: early coal mining

    Amazon.com: early coal mining. Skip to main content. Try Prime All Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart ...

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    old coal mining tools | eBay

    Save old coal mining tools to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. + Items in search results. ... NICE OLD EARLY 80"S PYOTT-BOONE SPIDER COAL MINING STICKER # 387. $1.49. Buy It Now +$1.00 shipping. Watch. Old Ben Coal Company Vintage (1986) Rare Unused Mining Hard Hat Decal Sticker . …

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    Coal mining

    Conventional mining. Early European miners wedged coal out of the seam or broke it loose with a pick. After explosives were introduced, it was still necessary to undercut the coal seam with hand tools. The advent of steam, compressed air, and electricity brought relief from this hard, dangerous work. In 1868, after almost 100 years of trial and ...

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    Brazing of carbide mining tools. Free Online Library

    Early coal mining tools were made of steel, eventually leading to different types of hardened steel. Then came the carbide revolution, which began in the 1920s, but really took off after World War Il. The earliest tools with cemented carbide bits increased the lifetime of rock drills by at least a …

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    Early Gold Mining Methods

    Early Gold Mining Methods . Miners during the early Gold Rush years wanted only one thing: gold. They didn’t care about elegance, craft or aesthetics. Greedy and in a hurry, they made do with simple yet effective tools. The gold panner patiently crouching alongside a river is symbolic of the Gold Rush, and yet gold pans were probably the most ...

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    Coal Mining Appalachia: Southern U.S.A Culture History

    Coal mining has long been one of the world’s most dangerous occupations, and in the early days, it was even more so. Cave-ins were commonplace, and if a miner survived a mining accident, the company offered him little support if he couldn’t return to work.

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    Early Coal Mining History

    Coal mining in China dates back to 200 years before Jesus Christ was born. Up to the 18th century coal was only mined near the surface beside outcrops, this type of mining …

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    ColoradoMines Mining Artifacts

    Coal mining in Colorado dates back to 1859, when a pair of men began mining a coal deposit between the gold rush settlements of Denver and Boulder. Although the discovery of coal did not cause boom cycles as did gold and silver, the early coal mining industry did established the conditions for violent confrontations between miners and mine owners.

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    Mining Facts for Kids

    All About Mining Fun Science Facts for Kids. ... People have used rocks and minerals from the Earth for thousands of years to make weapons, tools and even ornaments. How do they get the minerals? By mining. Fun Earth Science Facts all about Mining – Image of Gold Panning ... Open pit mines are simply big, open holes with terraced sides. Coal ...

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    Mining and metallurgy in medieval Europe Wikipedia

    The rise of Western European mining industry depended, of course, closely on the increasing weight of Western Europe on the stage of world history. Although the subject has sometimes been overlooked by historians, advances in Medieval mining and metallurgy made the flourishing of Western European civilization to a large extent possible.

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    Antique Mining Equipment

    The early mining of iron ore in Minnesota was carried on with the most primitive kind of tools. The pioneers used only such equipment as could be packed from Duluth through one hundred miles of forest to the first mines on the Vermilion Range and the operations were carried on with picks, shovels, hand drills and wheelbarrows, the ore being hoisted in buckets with a horse winch and carted in ...

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    toolsandhardware Mining Artifacts

    MINING TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Early MSA Self-Rescuer. ... Hardsocg Coal Drill Bit and Threaded Shaft for Post Drill. Beall Bros. Coal Drill Bit for Post Drill. Beall Bros. Post Drill. Hardsocg Coal Post Drill. Hardsocg and Beall Bros Coal Post Drills. Presentation Mine Survey Compass - J. White - Glasgow, Scotland 1877.

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    Mining Antiques for sale | eBay

    Collection of Mining - Short Mountain Colliery - Lykens, PA. This collection was owned by William Franklin Mumma(1874-1961). He was a coal miner at the Short Mountain Colliery. Included is a scanned copy photograph of him ca.1900 at the mine.