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Documentation of Technical Developments at RAG on Examples taken from Coal Winning, Development Works and Logistics

The special geological conditions prevailing in the German coalfields have ensured that the methods and technologies for mining and conveying coal that were developed by the mining companies and equipment suppliers would gain recognition and today be used the world over. The series of books published by RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, to mark the end of the German coal mining industry, ...

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A Success Story: Bottrop and the Mining Industry

On 15th December 2016 the Prosper-Haniel roadway drivage team completed the last of Bottrop colliery’s development projects with the final breakthrough into the Haniel-West panel on the 1,240 m level. This would provide access to all the remaining coal that was to be extracted before the mine was finally closed for ever. Prosper-Haniel colliery, with its 1,400-strong workforce, is on ...

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Last Shift for the Mine in the deep North – the Ibbenbüren Coal Mining District looks back on nearly 500 Years of History

With the hoisting of the last skip on 4th December 2018, the last chapter of hard coal production at the mine of RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH, Ibbenbüren/Germany, ended, and thus by the end of 2018 the hard coal mining in Germany. Despite all the melancholy, the team has been highly motivated to the last moment and has done his job ...

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RAG post-2022

The RAG company, which is based in Essen/Germany, has always been known as a coal producing business. However, following the coal-policy decisions taken in 2007 and 2010 this era is set to come to a close at the end 2018 after more than 150 years of coal production in the Ruhr Basin and an even longer history of mining in ...

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Coal 2018 – the Annual Report of the German Coal Association

The Essen-based German Coal Association (GVSt), formerly known as the Association of the German Hard Coal Industry, was set up immediately after the founding of Ruhrkohle AG in 1968. The aim at that time was to place the German coal mining industry on a new footing after more than ten years of pit closures. The following years were to see ...

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