Quinsam: 7-South

On January 18, 2012 Quinsam was awarded a Mines Act amendment permit.  This permit has enabled Quinsam to maintain a production level similar to that achieved in recent years, and to sustain current employment levels as well as ongoing relationships with suppliers, contractors and customers.

The 7-South mine is 3.5 km from the 2-North mine and uses existing infrastructure – including roads, power-distribution system, coal-preparation plant, maintenance and office facilities – to ensure the most efficient use of land and facilities. Site development included salvage and stockpiling of cover soil for future reclamation activities, as well as construction of permitted water-management structures