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Opencast coal

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Lewis Stokes
18 May 2018 | Quarrying

Operations scheduled to run for two to three years with all on-site activity completed in 2021

Gavin Styles
18 April 2018 | Mineral Planning | 1 Comment

Company registers intention to challenge to Secretary of State’s decision to refuse planning permission

Banks Mining
16 March 2018 | Quarrying

Company targeting nearby communities as dozens of jobs at Bradley surface mine go on offer

Coal loading
05 March 2018 | Mineral Planning

Banks Mining disappointed at further delay to decision on new North East surface coal mine

Banks Mining team members
04 January 2018 | Mineral Planning | 1 Comment

Company working to secure the land rights required to operate new surface coal mine in Co. Durham

Shotton surface mine employees
31 January 2017 | Quarrying

Durham-based mining company first in Europe to become a Bettercoal participating coal supplier

Coal loading at the Port of Blyth
21 September 2016 | Quarrying

Four thousand tonnes of coal from Shotton surface mine supplied to Spanish customer via Port of Blyth

British Opencast Coal
08 October 2015 | Quarrying

New book by author Keith Haddock illustrates the history of surface coal mining from 1942–1985

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Wirtgen 4200 SM surface miner
18 August 2015 | Plant & Equipment

Surface mining technology takes over from dozers and loaders at Australian coal mine

Cats at Ffos-y-fran
08 January 2015 | Quarrying

Finning’s seven-year relationship with Miller Argent surface mine weighs in at 5 million tonnes of coal

Cat 777F dumptruck
02 April 2013 | Plant & Equipment

Four new 300-tonne Cat 6030 hydraulic excavators and nineteen 777F off-highway dumptrucks used by Hargreaves at opencast mine

05 April 2012 | Plant & Equipment

Seven-year, £60 million deal includes first new Caterpillar 6030 mining excavators into the UK