Coalmine methane explained (infographic)

By Peter Griffin 22/11/2010

As a bore hole is drilled down to the shaft at the Pike River mine, where 29 miners are still trapped, focus is on the gases that caused the initial explosion and which still make rescue incredibly dangerous for both miners and rescue crew.

This graphic from today’s Dominion Post outlines how methane forms and how it is extracted from mines.

Source: Dominion Post
Source: Dominion Post

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