Bathurst announces slow start to Escarpment mine

Wed, 18 Jun 2014

By Pattrick Smellie June 18 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources is to begin site works and extracting coal from a much reduced area of its consented Escarpment mine on the Denniston Plateau, above the South Island west coast town of Westport following the extension of its $22 million, five-year commitment to payments for the Department of Conservation to seven years. Bathurst earlier this year all but put the Escarpment coking coal project in mothballs, reducing local staff and warning the development would have to await better prices for...

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