Abstract

"The knowledge and skill a face boss must have today is far beyond that required of even a mine foreman in hand-loading days. the care of material, the direction of the working force, the care and maintenance of equipment, the provisions for the safety of the men: all these are problems requiring the best of a boss' efforts. Because of these factors, the maintenance of a constant tonnage today rests almost directly on the section foreman. With this in mind, the following material has been prepared from the viewpoint of the face boss rather than from that of a superintendent or mine manager. In mechanical loading, as in every other endeavor, the production of a successful tonnage results not so much from the efficient manipulation of the loading machine as from the careful planning of all preparatory steps. In the following pages are given the practices that have been proven necessary to the successful management of a section. Most of the procedures are standard in the region but are largely unwritten. In their compilation, the author has endeavored to select those of widest use and of most practical application"--Introduction, page 5-6.

Advisor(s)

Forbes, Carroll Ralph

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1939

Pagination

v, 123 pages, 14 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 158) and index (pages 159-169).

Geographic Coverage

Illinois
Indiana

Rights

© 1939 Kirk V. Cammack, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Coal mines and mining -- Illinois
Coal mines and mining -- Indiana
Coal-mining machinery
Supervision of employees

Thesis Number

T 695

Print OCLC #

5968269

Electronic OCLC #

569406144

Comments

Illustrated by author.

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