Canada permits British Columbia’s first longwall
Exciting news! Coalage.com wrote today about the recently approved federal permits for the B.C.-based HD Mining International’s Murray River coal mine.
Earlier this month, Minister Bill Bennett confirmed that the company’s $688 million Murray River property in the northeastern region of the province outside of Tumbler will progress. It will be British Columbia’s first longwall.
Murray River, with a projected operating life of 25 years, will produce about 4.8 million metric tons (mt) annually. About 780 jobs will be created by the new complex.
The article also notes that there isn’t a specific time established for the mine, but additional permits still to be obtained would mean about “three years before work can commence.”