August 2014
Volume 66    Issue 8

Ventilation modeling of a low-seam coal mine to optimize ventilation

Mining Engineering , 2014, Vol. 66, No. 8, pp. 42-42
Ashley, B.A.; Grelle, D.E.


Rosebud Mining Co. (RMC) is based in Kittanning, PA. As of October 2013, it operated 24 active underground mines in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

RMC’s Tracy Lynne Mine is located approximately 5 km (3 miles) east of Apollo, PA, (approximately 48 km or 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA) and mines the Lower Kittanning coal seam. The coal seam averages approximately 1.1 m (45 in.) thick and is of steam coal market quality. 

The mine is a single unit operation. Coal is mined using a continuous mining machine and is transported from the face to the conveyor belt using a continuous haulage system.  

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