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This conference paper was originally published as Keleher, P, Cameron, D and Knijnikov, M, Improving fundamental stockpile management practices, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 1998: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1998, 422-428.


Coal Quality management and the control of the flow of coal through complex mining preparation and transport phases of standard mining operations has assumed greater importance over recent years. Considering the history of the Australian industry from 1970, it is significant to note the increase in production levels and the inferred increasein focus on quality control -both of which drive the managemento f product quality into a position of greateri mportance. Quality managementis one fundamentalo f the industry coming under increasedp ressure.