Coal

Author(s): 
A Garvie (SRK Consulting), K Donaldson (Flinders Power), B Williams (Flinders Power), J Chapman (SRK Consulting)
Category: 
Environmental/Social
Author(s): 
Lesley Jeffrey interviewed by Mining Review Africa
Category: 
Geology, Mining

Lack of timeous investment in a number of key cost-plus coal producers in the Mpumalanga province in South Africa is one of Eskom’s main challenges in securing coal supply for its power stations. The situation is exacerbated by steadily falling quality of the country’s coal Read more... about Commodity outlook: coal mines to keep lights on

Author(s): 
Filip Orzechowski
Category: 
Mining

Open pit strip mining requires a lot of mine planning effort to provide quality product at lowest cost possible. Appropriate approach and mine planning methods facilitate this task and add value to the business. Many approaches can be taken when planning a stratified open pit project for the Read more... about 10 Things You Should Know About Mine Planning for Open Pit Stratified Deposits

Author(s): 
Paul Bright
Category: 
Mining

Columbia has a relatively small proportion of the world's proven coal reserves. World hard coal reserves have been estimated 411,321 million t, while those of Columbia are an estimated 6434 million t, or less than 2% of the world reserves, placing it ninth on the 2009 World Energy Council league Read more... about Coal in Columbia

Author(s): 
Keith Philpott
Category: 
Project Evaluation

SRK UK was mandated by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to carry out the technical due diligence study of the Bogdanka mine as part of PWC’s contract with the Polish Ministry of State Treasury for the pre-privatisation analysis of KWK Bogdanka SA. A team from SRK visited the mine during the Spring Read more... about Hard Coal Beyond Silesia

Author(s): 
Chris Kennedy, Stephen Day, Daniel Mackie, Nicole Pesonen (Walter Energy)
Category: 
Geochemistry

The objective of this study was to show that unsaturated coal reject piles stored on an alluvial fan were not a selenium leaching risk at the Willow Creek Mine. Read more... about Biogeochemcial Selenium Sequestration in Unsaturated Coal Reject Piles

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