Title

Analysis of Surface Coal Mine Spoil Bulk Density

Abstract

Several strip mine spoils were examined to better understand their physical nature. Holes were drilled in spoils representing a variety of overburden removal methods. The relationship between bulk spoil density and mining method, spoil age, spoil depth, particle size, and lithoype is presented.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1983 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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