This year, West Virginia Coal Mining Association’s Annual Mining Symposium highlighted the mining industry’s biggest safety initiatives of the last half-decade. At the heart of the discussion was an increased emphasis on dust control in West Virginia’s coal mines.
New regulatory measures enacted in British Columbia aim to change the nation’s metal mining practices in hopes of maintaining the industry’s profitability without encroaching on the rights of citizens or the health of the natural environment.
As both the domestic and international demand for coal rises, businesses are working hard to identify the best opportunities to meet growing demand. In Rhea County, Tennessee, Iron Properties LLC recently announced that they have gained state and federal permission for a deep mine operation to extract coal from Dayton Mountain, according to Times Free Press.
A large copper mine in Arizona was facing a critically insufficient water supply and maxed-out budget. That’s when Midwest stepped in to help.
HD Mining’s Murray River Project, a proposed six million ton per year (6 Mtpa) metallurgical coal mine, would be Canada’s first longwall mine. It will target coal deposits between 1300 and 2600 feet deep and run underneath the Murray River, about eight miles southwest of Tumbler Ridge in the Canadian province of British Columbia.