Contango’s Lubu starts washed coal production

After dry and wet runs of the wash plant at the site as well as the integration of the screen with the broader processing facilities, UK development company Contango Holdings confirmed production of washed coking coal beginning 23 May at its flagship Lubu project in Zimbabwe. Officials said coking coal stockpiles have already been established by the Wirtgen surface miner,…

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Coal mining to continue in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has reversed plans to halt mining in a key black coal region to help the country safeguard its power supply amid high demand, reported Reuters. State-owned OKD will continue its mining activities in the Ostrava-Karviná coal district in northeastern Czech Republic through the end of the year with a possible extension until 2025, according to Finance Minister…

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Colombia production, exports up in 2021: ACM

The Colombian Mining Association (ACM) has reportedly verified a year-on-year rise in mining production and exports during the 2021 calendar year and are projecting a 10% increase in mineral output over this year as well. The ACM recently told Reuters that coal production last year totaled 59.6 million tonnes, an increase from 49.3 Mt in 2020. Its data, which consulted…

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