Teck selling Quintette operation

Just days before Christmas, Teck Resources reportedly inked a deal with Conuma Resources to sell its closed Quintette coal mine in northeastern British Columbia, Canada for C$120 million. According to Canadian Press, the cash transaction also includes an ongoing 25% net profit interest royalty that will be payable once the buyer’s investment in the mine has been recovered. Conuma, a…

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Canada blocks Sukunka project

Glencore’s plan to develop the Sukunka steelmaking coal project in Western Canada has hit a major hurdle: the government’s rejection. “After careful deliberation, the Government of Canada has determined the significant adverse environmental effects of the proposed Sukunka coal mine project, an open-pit metallurgical coal mine located near Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, could not be mitigated,” the government said. Similarly,…

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Donkin mine reopening after two-year idle

The Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration has confirmed its inspectors are on-site at the Donkin coal operation in Cape Breton as the mine resumes operations after two years on pause. The agency said its inspectors completed a thorough review of operational safety at the Kameron Coal-owned property, and it will continue to perform regular inspections, planned and…

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At least 10 remain trapped at flooded Mexico coal mine

Pumps are continuing feverishly to pull water from a flooded coal mine in the Sabinas municipality of Mexico’s Coahuila state as 10 miners remain trapped underground since a flooding event on August 3. According to an ABC News report, Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez – who has been to the site in northern Mexico – is calling for increased rescue…

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MSHA hits M-Class Mining with $1.2M in civil penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed nearly $1.2 million in civil penalties to Illinois coal mine operator M-Class Mining for trying to conceal a fire that broke out on a longwall section on August 13, 2021. After learning of the unextinguished fire through an anonymous complaint, MSHA issued an order on Aug. 14…

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Potential Pennsylvania coal mine taking next forward step

Pennsylvania is taking the next step toward a potential surface mine in Cambria and Somerset counties with the convening of virtual public information events. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced in January that it was planning a virtual public information event regarding the proposed Rosebud Mining Mine 78 Surface Mine No. 3. “Rosebud applied for the new surface coal…

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Potential Pennsylvania coal mine taking next forward step

It has been a while since the U.S. has heard the phrase “new coal mine” anywhere, but Pennsylvania is taking the next step toward a potential surface mine in Cambria and Somerset counties with the convening of virtual public information events. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced this week that it will be holding a virtual public information event…

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