Canadian Mining Journal


COAL: Kameron flips switch at Donkin washplant

NOVA SCOTIA – Kameron Collieries, owner of the Donkin coal mine in  Cape Breton, has commissioned the washplant at the site. Mining began early in June 2017 with production targeted at 350,000 to 400,000 tonnes in 2017, 1.2 million to 1.8 million tonnes in 2018, and 2.6 million to 2.75 million tonnes in 2019.

The Donkin washplant under construction in Cape Breton. (Credit: Morien Resources)

Kameron has said the clean coal will be a high fluidity, high volatile metallurgical coal with 3.0% ash and about 1.65% sulphur. It is currently being stockpiled at the mine site before it is trucked to the Provincial Energy Ventures port in Sydney, N.S., for export.

Morien Resources ( of Toronto holds a 2% royalty on the first 500,000 tonnes of coal sold during each quarter and 4% on amounts above that amount.

Kameron Collieries is a subsidiary of the privately owned Cline Group.