21st Century
Mining for
K-12 Educators

Mining methods – Recovering the minerals from the ground

Surface Coal Mining


Coal is a vital component of the world’s energy mix.  Surface coal mining continues to provide the lion’s share of the coal produced in the western United States.  To maintain the standard of living we have all become accustomed to, coal must remain a part of our energy mix.

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