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Title: Line Creek improves efficiency

Boosting coal recovery rate by 8% and reducing fuel expense $18,000 annually by replacing two tractors, are two tangible benefits that Crows Nest Resources of British Columbia has achieved since overseas coal markets weakened in 1985. Though coal production at the 4-million tpy Line Creek open pit mine has been cut 25% from its 1984 level, morale among the pit crew remains high. More efficient pit equipment, innovative use of existing equipment, and encouragement of multiple skill development among workers - so people can be assigned to different jobs in the operation as situations demand - contribute to a successful operation.
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Journal Name: Coal; (United States); Journal Volume: 25:4
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United States
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; BRITISH COLUMBIA; COAL MINES; COAL; MARKET; RECOVERY; EQUIPMENT; OPERATION; EFFICIENCY; CANADA; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS; MINES; NORTH AMERICA; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES 015000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 012034 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Underground Mining-- Automation, Monitoring, & Control-- (1987-)