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COLLIERY

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A site with buildings and structures for the extraction of coal.

Coal Mine (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
COAL BING A heap of waste material derived from coal mining.
COAL SHAFT A vertical shaft providing access to the lower tunnels in a coal mine.
COAL WORKS A site where coal is processed.
COKE OVEN Oven for roasting coal to drive off chemical constituents and reduce it to almost pure carbon, i.e. coke.
PITHEAD BATHS A building containing colliery showers for miners, also often containing first-aid and mine-rescue facilities.
SPOIL HEAP A mound of waste material derived from industrial activity.

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