The rebirth of Corbin— the Byron Creek Collieries story

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 813, 1980

J. AIELLO, General Manager, Byron Creek Collieries Limited, Blairmore, Alberta

A brief history of previous mining activity on Coal Mountain, near Corbin, British Columbia, is followed by a description of the steps leading up to the resumption of mining in 1974 by Byron Creek Collieries. New developments, including a preparation plant, a rail spur and a totally enclosed facility, as well as operating techniques, are also discussed.
Keywords: Coal mining, Corbin, Byron Creek Collieries, Coal Mountain, Marketing, Plant design, Geology, Mining methods, Open-pit mining, Preparation plants, Load-out facilities, Environmental control.