Surface mining of oil sands in Canada : Developments in productivity improvement

Singhal, R. K. ; Kolada, R.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 4
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1988
A variety of equipment is wed to surface mine oil sands, including bucket wheel excavators/conveyors, draglines, hydraulic shovels, and off-highway trucks. This paper examines the existing mining schemes and equipment wed. Several proposals to improve mine productivity have been presented.
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