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Sir William Van Horne. Ref NS5661. Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843 1915) is most famous for overseeing the construction of the CPR. This in itself was a great achievement, but just one of the ways Van Horne left his mark on the railway and Canada.
SURFACE COAL MINING MANAGEMENT. Paul Westcott. The geological characteristics of surface coal mining which distinguish it from other surface mining are the nature of formation and its relatively low value, which often require surface coal mines to move large volumes of overburden over a large area (i.e., it has a high stripping ratio).