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2010-09-21 16:36:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that it has resumed operations at its Revolution mine in Uneeda, West Virginia. The mine had been idle since June 4, 2010, due to a longwall move, roof conditions, and ongoing negotiations with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regarding the implementation of a proper ventilation plan for Revolution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-09-10 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) announced today that its 2010 third quarter sales volume is expected to be in the range of 7.5 to 7.7 million tons, down about 10 percent from earlier estimates. The expected shortfall in shipments is similarly split between thermal and metallurgical coal. Lower volume is primarily related to sporadic downtime at the Federal and Panther longwall operations, difficult geological conditions during the quarter...

2010-08-26 17:12:00

TSX.V: ROK VANCOUVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Roca Mines Inc. (TSX-V: ROK) ("Roca" or "the Company") announces that production at its MAX Molybdenum Mine has been temporarily suspended due to underground stope wall sloughing at the 830mL and 805mL. Increased wall sloughing activity has been observed in these areas over the past 24 hours. Rock mass conditions at these levels were previously observed to be less than that generally seen in the mine and a number of changes were made to...

2010-08-17 08:37:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that Thomas H. "Pete" Simpson has been named Operations Manager responsible for all operations at the Federal No. 2 mine and its supporting facilities. Simpson will succeed Joseph B. "Blair" McGill, who will be retiring from the Company in January 2011, and will report to James N. Magro, Senior Vice President of Underground Mining. Simpson has over 35 years of experience in underground mining...

2010-08-09 12:22:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This past weekend, Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) investigators joined representatives from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training as they conducted a series of tests on the methane monitors used on the Upper Big Branch (UBB) longwall during the April 5 mine accident in Montcoal, WV. The tests concluded that the sensors and methane unit had not been disabled...

2010-03-23 09:00:00

------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Geological re-assessment work 30% complete; resource update Fall 2010 - Significant Previously Undisclosed Results: - 1.8 opt (61 g/t) Au over 13 ft (4.0 m) in hole N08U007 - 2.9 opt (99 g/t) Au over 1.3 ft (0.4 m) and 1.2 opt (41 g/t) Au over 12.5 ft (3.8 m) in hole N08U017 - 2.4 opt (84 g/t) Au over 1.6 ft (0.5 m) in hole in hole N08U018 - 4.1 opt (140...

2010-02-16 13:54:00

Department to Identify Appropriate Remedy in Next Phase of Investigation PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After an extensive analysis, the Department of Environmental Protection has determined that longwall mining at Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company's Bailey Mine in Richhill Township, Greene County, resulted in ground movements that damaged the Ryerson Station Dam. "These findings were based on concrete information from Consol, the Department of Conservation and Natural...

2010-02-01 17:32:00

2009 Production of 90m lbs of Copper in Concentrates at an Estimated Total Cash Cost(1) of US$1.03 per lb of payable copper VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Capstone Mining Corp. (CS: TSX) today announced its operating results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2009. Combined production totalled 24.7 million and an adjusted 90 million pounds of copper in concentrates for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2009, with additional significant by-products of...

2010-01-19 11:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has started operation of a new fully belt haulage coal transport system at its Shoemaker Mine, located near Moundsville, W.Va. Part of a total $205 million capital improvement project begun at Shoemaker Mine in 2003 with the initial engineering design, actual underground work began in February 2006, with initial preparations to install a crossover belt and the rehabilitation of the 6 North shaft bottom area. The...

2009-12-10 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that James N. Magro has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Underground Mining, reporting to Paul H. Vining, President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Magro has more than 35 years of experience overseeing longwall, continuous miner, truck-and-shovel, and highwall mining operations in multiple coal basins, including Central Appalachia, Northern Appalachia,...


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