The anthracite mining industry primarily involves mining of anthracite coal, development of anthracite coal mine sites, and beneficiating anthracite coal. Anthracite has the highest carbon content up to 85-90% and low moisture content of 5-15%. It has the highest heating value of 13000 to 1500.
The global anthracite mining market was valued at $34.2 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $24.3 billion or 71.0% of the global market. China was the largest country accounting for $18.1 billion or 53.1% of the global anthracite mining market.
Anthracite mining companies are using RFID technology to monitor and control the level of methane in mines which can cause explosions. Every employee is outfitted with an active RFID Badge that continuously communicates their location to the RFID readers installed across the site. This information is relayed to the database, allowing to track employee’s location and their status by their badge ID. These companies are also using automated temporary roof support (ATRS) and mobile roof support (MRS) solutions to prevent rockfalls caused by bolting of rocks.
The companies covered are Blaschak, Lehigh Natural Resources, Jeddo, BHP Billiton, and Reading Anthracite Company.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The anthracite mining market is segmented into Standard Grade Anthracite; High Grade Anthracite; Ultra-High Grade Anthracite.
Standard Grade Anthracite segment primarily involves mining of standard grade anthracite coal, development of standard grade anthracite coal mine sites, and beneficiating standard grade anthracite coal.
High Grade Anthracitesegment primarily involves mining of high grade anthracite coal, development of high grade anthracite coal mine sites, and beneficiating high grade anthracite coal.
Ultra-High Grade Anthracite segment primarily involves mining of ultra-high grade anthracite coal, development of ultra-high grade anthracite coal mine sites, and beneficiating ultra-high grade anthracite coal.