Coal Miningin USA
USA Market Research and Industry Report
7 November 2007
Industry Code : 21211
This industry consists of firms that mine bituminous coal, anthracite (both are typed of black coal) and lignite (brown coal). The mining may be undertaken in a number of ways, including: underground mining (also known as bord and pillar mining), auger mining (where coal is extracted using a horizontal drilling technique), strip mining, culm bank (coal refuse pile) mining, and other surface mining. Firms in the industry may also develop coal mine sites and prepare the coal for sale by washing, screening and sizing it.
The major products and services in this industry are:
| - ||Steaming coal
| - ||Coking coal||
The primary activities of this industry are:
| - ||212111 Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining
| - ||212113 Anthracite Mining
| - ||212112 Bituminous Coal and Lignite Underground Mining|
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