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Conveyor Belt Fire at First Nickel’s Lockerby Mine in Ontario, Canada

February 23, 2015

A fire underground Monday at First Nickel Inc.‘s Lockerby Mine, in which no one was injured, illustrates the effectiveness of procedures and protocols in place in Ontario to react to emergencies underground, says the company’s vice-president. Officials at First Nickel

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House, Virginia Senate Preserve Coal Tax Credit for Utilities

February 23, 2015

The House of Delegates and state Senate have agreed to leave untouched a tax credit for electric utilities that burn Virginia coal, even though the policy reversal will create a $5.2 million hole in each chamber’s proposed budget.   The

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Fatality in Roof Fall Accident at Rosebud Mining’s Heilwood Mine, Pa.

February 23, 2015

The Indiana County coroner’s office has released the autopsy results of a miner who was crushed and trapped by a rock as he was installing roof bolts in Rosebud Mining Company’s Heilwood Mine on Friday afternoon. Todd Trimble, 29, of

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GreenHaven Funds Launches TONS, the First Coal Exchange Traded Product

February 23, 2015

GreenHaven has launched the GreenHaven Coal Fund (TONS), the first exchange traded product (ETP) designed to offer investors with exposure to daily changes in the price of coal futures contracts. “As the first single-commodity coal ETP, TONS offers investors access

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Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine Garners Three Colorado State Awards

February 23, 2015

Arch Coal, Inc.subsidiary Mountain Coal Company’s West Elk mine employees were honored with Colorado’s top coal mine safety award and two state environmental awards at the 117th annual National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition in Denver.  “Through the dedication of

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Injured Eagle Rescued During Inspection at Teck’s Reclaimed Sullivan Mine in Sudbury, Canada

February 23, 2015

On February 10, Stewart Foisy, a Teck employee, was performing a daily inspection of Teck property at the reclaimed Sullivan Mine site when he noticed an injured bald eagle. Teck called the BC Conservation Officer Service in the East Kootenay

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Jim Justice Acquires Mechel’s Mining Operations in Southern W. Va. for $5 Million

February 20, 2015

The family of Jim Justice paid $5 million for several mining sites and processing plants in southern West Virginia previously owned by Russia’s OAO Mechel. The family sold Bluestone Coal Corp. in 2009 for a combination of cash and Mechel

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Truck Accident at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

February 20, 2015

A worker dumping rocks at the Bingham Canyon Mine southwest of Salt Lake City tumbled down a 300-foot embankment in his truck Sunday night after the earth below gave way. The man, who was wearing a seat belt, walked away

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Paringa Resources Consolidates Coal Deposits in Illinois Basin, Secures Leases at Buck Creek Mining

February 20, 2015

Paringa Resources has consolidated one of the last remaining undeveloped, large-scale coal deposits in the Illinois Basin after securing new strategic coal leases within the Buck Creek Mining Complex. The new leases will be incorporated into the Pre-Feasibility Study mine

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Wyoming Bill Would Help Finance Coal Ports in Northwest

February 20, 2015

Wyoming lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow the state to issue $1 billion in bonds to support possible construction of a Northwest port for shipping Wyoming coal to Asia. Wyoming, the nation’s leading coal-producing state, has been stymied

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