a. In coal preparation, an overhanging steel chute for loading coal into rail wagons or lorries; usually capable of vertical movement as loading proceeds to minimize breakage. Nelson b. An adjustable conveyor used for lowering coal into cars with little breakage. Widely used for handling domestic sizes of bituminous coal. Mitchell c. A hinged portion of a conveyor that is designed to receive materials at a fixed level and to discharge them at varying levels; usually employed for loading coal into wagons. BS, 5
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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