Coal Mining Careers

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Coal Mining Description

The coal mining industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following:

  1. mining coal, anthracite, and lignite by underground mining, auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining, and other surface mining;
  2. developing coal mine sites; and
  3. beneficiating (i.e., preparing) coal (e.g., cleaning, washing, screening, and sizing coal).

Types of Coal Mined

  • Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining
  • Bituminous Coal Underground Mining
  • Anthracite Coal Mining