Room Pillar mining is a method of mining that uses a room and pillar mining system. The removal of coal in Room Pillar Mining is the method described to remove the coal in a series of wide areas, leaving pillars to support the roof. It is possible to recover the pillars at a later stage to get the maximum benefit of extracting coal.
The Room Pillar mining equipment extracts the coal which is then transported by conveyer belts or other similar haulage equipment to transport the coal to the surface. For a variety of seams Room Pillar equipment is highly productive, remote controlled and designed to accommodate different seams and mining conditions.
This diagram is a typical illustration of underground mining using Room Pillar Mining equipment.