Ghosh, A.K. and Ray , S.K. and Sharma, Akshay and Ghosh, Swagato S. (2010) Jharia Mine Fire with special reference to mining at Chasnalla quarry. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 58 (8). pp. 217-222. ISSN 0022-2755

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Coal is the main source of fuel in India and most of India’s prime coking coal comes from jharia coal belt. But in Jharia numerous coal seams are affected by mine fire, the main cause of which is spontaneous combustion. Mining factors such as selective mining of superior quality coal seams at shallow depth, poor soil cover, poor coal recovery during exploitation etc are also responsible for Jharia coal mine fire and methods to combat those fires with a few case studies. Mining at the fire area of Chasnalla western quarry are discussed in detail. How heating can be prevented with safe mining practices is also outlined. Intrinsic and extrinsic properties of coal causing spontaneous combustion are also mentioned.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mines Systems Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 10:50
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2011 10:50

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