What are the basic exploration tools?

Posted on 24/11/2014 8:53am

To Be a coal miner is a challenge and it is not a job for everyone. In the exploration areas, the task is performed by men and females as a familiar tradition. The great-grandfather was a miner, the granddad, father and the youngest member of household also becomes a miner. The mining traditions are popular by those men and females scrupulously due to the point they are extremely grateful for the ‘luck’ in the work.
What is more, the families are also very godly. The miners posses also their own patron – Saint Barbara. At the starting of Dec, the coal miners own a big event – on the fourth of September is the Saint Barbara’s day. The miners meet at the pub, have special food and drink alcohol. This article will concentrate on mining tools. The mining evaluates and the tools which are used underground also changes. However, the fundamental equipment can be seen at mine areas’ coat of arms.
underground mining equipment 2
Author: USGS Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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It is obvious that each region has its own coat of arms, but all of them posses one, common sign – it is hammer and pick. (roof bolter 260) The logo indicated all mining culture. The pick is a instrument made use of to crush the bigger part of rock. Thanks to the pick, the miner can pre-crushing stone and later, it can be removed, for illustration by using a spade. The picks are used in mining and quarrying. The pick consists of an elongated blade and occasionally curved wedge, located in the end of a wooden handle. Occasionally, the pick possess 2 blades on each sides of the shaft.In exploration are applied different kinds of picks. The heavier picks are made use of to pull the soft and medium hard stones directly and lighter picks are made use of to carry notches. Many picks posses changeable blades. Others have blade, which can be used also as a hammer.


There are also picks which own a flattened blade, the shape is similar to hoe and they are used mostly for digging soft rocks.
During the mining development, the hammer and pick have been changed by todays machines. (minemaster) Nowadays the mining tools are less dangerous and do not demand so much physical work. There are increasingly more technology, which are controlled remotely, and the pick and hammer become icons of exploration.