Mining (Tunneling)

  • H. Rast
  • P. Elsner


Modern mining comprises the mechanized winning of mineral resources in strip or drift mining, whereas tunneling deals with the construction of subterranean road, underground and railroad connections, subterranean installations and their access tunnels, but also with water tunnels (supplying dam plants and power plants) and pipelines. While mining has lost much of its former significance in Western Europe (the trend being particularly marked in the field of coal mining), modern, fully mechanized tunneling is still very popular today (for example, the Eurotunnel connecting France and the United Kingdom, and various tunnels crossing the Alps). The risk of skin disease for miners may be linked directly with the special characteristics of the resources being won, but it may also depend on the applied working method — which is often very similar in modern tunneling and in mining.


Ammonium Nitrate Nickel Sulfate Phenol Formaldehyde Resin Water Tunnel Sodium Aluminate 
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  • P. Elsner

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