Some Aspects of The Coal lndustry of Tomorrow

CIM Bulletin, 1968

GERALD BLACKMORE, Vice-President, Coal Division, Cape Breton Development Corporation

This paper discusses the present state and future trends within the coal industry, and then goes into the reasoning behind these planned trends. Such factors as marketing, costs, new mining techniques and machinery, and manpower and human resources are considered. Finally, the author refers to the effect that these trends will have on the coal industry of Cape Breton.
Keywords: Cape Breton Development Corporation, coal mines, integrated business planning, Midway Coal Mining Company, natural gas, Coal, Coal industry, Cost, Costs, mining, Oil, Oils, Production, Trends