Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inside the Coal Mine

 As you can see, when you enter the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, you must remain seated inside the rail car because the ceiling is low.
 Each step of the mining process is explained with a visual aid. Updates in technology and things that made the miner's job easier are also mentioned.
If you look at the ceiling of the mine, you will see three square metal pieces. These are the ends of what is basically a long metal bolt that goes through several layers of rock. This is done to prevent mine collapses.