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Types of Coal Mines

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“The diagram depicts a cross section of three different kinds of mines, along with structural elements of the underground shaft and slope mines. The shaft mine has compartments for a skip hoist, elevators called cages, and service facilities such as ventilation ducts. In a slope mine, the miners also work at different levels, and the ore is sent to the surface in bucket hoists.”      

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(In the diagram, the ‘ore’ can also be ‘coal’)

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