Coal Mining

Stock Photography By Peter Righteous

King coal may be a dying industry but it's going to take a long time for technology to replace its role in steel making and for the cheap generation of electricity. In the meantime it still retains its place as one of our most important fossil fuels.

getting down to the coal
getting down to the coal
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mountain of coal
mountain of coal
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loading facility for a Coal mine
loading facility for a Coal
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rock removal team
rock removal team
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getting down to the coal
getting down to the coal
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mechanic on the job
mechanic on the job
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refuelling the trucks
refuelling the trucks
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coal washing plant
coal washing plant
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carting the coal
carting the coal
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Pike River Mine
Pike River Mine
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Pike River Mine
Pike River Mine
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coal washing plant
coal washing plant
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loading facility for a Coal mine
loading facility for a Coal
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digging out the coal
digging out the coal
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digging out the coal
digging out the coal
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getting down to the coal
getting down to the coal
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getting down to the coal
getting down to the coal
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digging out the coal
digging out the coal
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getting down to the coal
getting down to the coal
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Diggers excavate bituminous coal
Diggers excavate bituminous
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Digger excavating bituminous coal
Digger excavating bituminous
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Pipes carry coal slurry to washing plant
Pipes carry coal slurry to
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tip trucks parked up at an open cast coal mine
tip trucks parked up at an open
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coal mining memorial
coal mining memorial
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Stockton from the air
Stockton from the air
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Image Details for Coal Mining

1. getting down to the coal. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND,AUGUST 31, 2013: A 40 ton digger loads coal at Stockton open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

2. mountain of coal. A mountain of coal dust eroded by water at a coal mine

3. loading facility for a Coal mine. Steel infrastructure for loadout facilities reflected in a storage pond at a coal mine

4. rock removal team. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: 130 ton loads of rock overburden are carried away at the Stockton open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

5. getting down to the coal. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

6. mechanic on the job. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A mechanic chekcs the 70 ton tip trucks at open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

7. refuelling the trucks. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A fuel tanker refuels the 90 ton coal trucks at Stockton open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

8. coal washing plant. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A coal washing facility at an open cast coal mine helps to glean more value from coal taken at the interface between the coal seam and overburden on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

9. carting the coal. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 11, 2015: A truck carries a 90 ton load of coal at an open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

10. Pike River Mine. GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 20, 2015: Pike River flows past the entrance to Pike River Coal mine on May 20, 2015 near Greymouth, New Zealand. 29 miners died at the mine in 2010 and it cannot be reopened.

11. Pike River Mine. GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 20, 2015: A memorial board for 29 lost miners stands at the approach to the Pike River Coal mine on May 20, 2015 near Greymouth, New Zealand. 29 miners died at the mine in 2010 and it cannot be reopened.

12. coal washing plant. GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND, circa 2010: Coal washing facility at the Pike River Coal mine circa 2010 near Greymouth, New Zealand,

13. loading facility for a Coal mine. high grade coking coal piles up at a loading facility for a Coal mine

14. digging out the coal. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A pair of diggers remove high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

15. digging out the coal. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: Trucks at work at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

16. getting down to the coal. A 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

17. getting down to the coal. A 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

18. digging out the coal. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A digger removes high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

19. getting down to the coal. A 190 ton digger loads rock from a layer of overburden at open cast coal mine on August 31, 2013 near Westport, New Zealand

20. Diggers excavate bituminous coal . WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A pair of diggers remove high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

21. Digger excavating bituminous coal. WESTPORT, NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 4, 2015: A digger removes high grade coal from a seam at an open cast coal mine on March 4, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

22. Pipes carry coal slurry to washing plant. A well-labelled pipe carries coal slurry to processing plant at a coal mine in New Zealand

23. tip trucks parked up at an open cast coal mine. Huge tip trucks parked up at an open cast coal mine near Westport, New Zealand

24. coal mining memorial. Three coal miners feature in a Greymouth memorial to workers who have died in coal mining accidents on the West Coast of New Zealand

25. Stockton from the air. Aerial of the Stockton open cast coal mine in Westland, showing reclaimed land, and opencast mining areas.

 

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