Cumnock first quarter up 329%

Staff Reporter

Glencore Coal mine, Cumnock Colliery (80% owned through Cumnock Ltd) increased underground production for the quarter ending 31 March 2000 by an amazing 329% compared with the previous period. A longwall relocation and conveyor belt upgrade were also successfully completed during the period. The mine is about to complete mining longwall block 14, which has been successfully negotiated despite the presence of a known dyke structure.

Total coal mined in the three months to March 2000 was 906,367 t, compared with 300,000t in the previous year.