c. In shaft mining (Figure 2-13) the following solids are extracted:
Figure 2-13. Shaft Mining.
A - Headframe
D - Ore cars
B - Horizontal mine shaft
C - Tailings
(1) In shaft coal mining operations, coal and waste rock are brought out of a mine by a
cable hoist. The waste is dumped nearby while the coal is transported away by railcar (Figure 2-
Figure 2-14. Shaft Coal Mining Operation.