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Introduction to Longwall Mining and Subsidence ver2. The longwall face is indied by the number 8 in the diagram. Fig. 1.1 Cutaway View of a Typical Longwall Mine In longwall mining, a panel of coal, typically around 150 to 300 metres wide, 1000 to 3500 metres long and 2 to 5 metres thick, is totally removed by longwall shearing machinery, which travels back and forth across the coalface.