Coal mined in Sutton AK, Quality, Availability?

Coal mined in Sutton AK, Quality, Availability?

PostBy: Short Bus On: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:18 am

I understand Usibelli Coal trucked some coal from Sutton, just north of Palmer AK, the coal was used to top off a ship load of coal to provide a better blend for the customer.

Do you have any information on Quality and Availability?
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Re: Coal mined in Sutton AK, Quality, Availability?

PostBy: valley trash On: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:47 am

Not as of yet. I will be in touch with the fellas within Usibelli here shortly and get the straight poop. Im just getting back in the loop since April's vacation and my class ive been in, so here next week ill try and have all the info and answers. Im very curious myself about all this hullabaloo over Sutton coal. Gimme a few days Short Bus.
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Re: Coal mined in Sutton AK, Quality, Availability?

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:39 pm

Sutton coal is suposed to be bit or anth. Better then what they have in healy. That's why they are working so hard to get everything lined up to start full production. Would atleast be nice to get heating fuel closer to home. 60 miles instead of 160.
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Re: Coal mined in Sutton AK, Quality, Availability?

PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:31 am

I was miss informed, the coal was mined in Healy, and trucked to a loading facility out KGB road, I understand, to check fesability.

I guess the Matsu Bourough has a new port.
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Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Coal mined in Sutton AK, Quality, Availability?

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:06 am

Why they would truck it is beyond me. The AKRR has tracks there. That's how it gets to Seward. I'm sure the RR wants nothing to do with port mac as it spent so much to buy the coal loading facility in seward.
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Re: Coal mined in Sutton AK, Quality, Availability?

PostBy: valley trash On: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:22 pm

Usibelli was only granted an exploratory drilling permit. That permit comes back under review in 2011. To actually start mining they would need a production permit. Im not an expert on these things so if anyone here has some deeper knowledge on the process please share. Here is the real deal Wishbone Hill application.

http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/mining/coal/wishbone/2010RenewalApplicationRev1.pdf
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