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Operating Ideas

  Stemming is widely used to ensure that a loaded borehole achieves optimum blast results, but the practice can leave large boulders unbroken in the upper layer of burden. The authors explore several proven...
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From the Editor

 People unfamiliar with the energy sector may see coal mining as an outdated, dirty business, that is if they see it at all. More recently, the coal business keeps hitting social media newsfeeds. Much of...
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Market Watch

By Andrew Moore This year will likely be remembered as the year the U.S. coal market hit bottom. Low demand led to low prices, which yielded production cutbacks, mine closures and some bankruptcies....
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Transport Tips

By Dave Gambrel The U.S. coal exporting community could not imagine a more perfect place than Cherry Point from which to export America’s cleanest coal, coal produced in the Powder River Basin (PRB)...

Awards

  Three Contura Operations Recognized for Safety and Health Contura Energy reported that three affiliate operations have received the Mine Safety and Health Training Award from the Interstate Mining...
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