Canadian Mining Journal


Walter Energy Inc


  • News

    COAL: Low prices push Alpha Natural, Optimum over edge

    August 4, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    UNITED STATES and SOUTH AFRICA – Alpha Natural Resources, a large US coal producer with head offices in Virginia, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bad news is not confined to this continent, either. Glencore subsidiaries Optimum…

  • Feature

    Top 40: Not Much has Changed

    August 1, 2014 by Marilyn Scales

    This is the time of year we at CMJ pause to examine how Canada’s mining companies performed during the previous year. We start by poring through year-end 2013 results from twice as many companies as will make the list in an effort not to…

  • News

    COAL: Walter Energy to close three mines in BC

    April 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Walter Energy of Birmingham, AL, has announced plans to close two of its coal mines in British Columbia due to low coal prices and soft markets. The Wolverine mine at Tumbler Ridge will be closed immediately, idling…

  • Feature

    Close Counts

    May 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Eighty-five hundred and fifty kilometers isn’t exactly what you’d call “close,” but that’s how far Walter Energy Western Coal (formerly Western Coal Corp) has been shipping high-grade metallurgical coal from its mines in northeast British…

  • Feature

    The Wolverine mine requires a huge fleet of machines

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Wolverine drill and blast operation utilises a total of 57 large machines. This number includes drills, loading equipment, haul trucks and support dozers. The drill operation is spearheaded by two D90K drills and two SKS12 drills. A DML and…

  • Feature

    Here’s a look at what machines are on site.

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor