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Figure 5 The decline in UK deep-mined coal from 1950 to 2002, as shown by three indicators: (a) number of deep mines; (b) number of miners employed; (c) output from deep mines. The slight increase in the number of mines at privatisation (1994) reflects the fact that from 1950-1994 only National Coal Board mines were recorded in the statistics.

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