New West Virginia longwall mine kicks off operations

Arch Resources has confirmed that the long-awaited start of production at the Leer South longwall operation in Barbour County, W.Va., has finally arrived. The start-up, which was official at the end of August following a 30-day outage to upgrade the material handling system at the site, comes after two-and-a-half years of work and about US$400 million in investment dollars to…

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Solving Problems Through Chemistry

When It Comes To Improving Efficiency, Profitability And Sustainability In A Challenging Market, The Suppliers Of Mining Chemicals Have More Than A Few Tricks Up Their Sleeve. By Jonathan Rowland As is often noted in the pages of mining trade publications, the industry is facing a broad range of challenges. Miners need to extract more to meet growing demand for metals and…

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