Removing Water from Donkin Mine Ahead of Schedule
The new owners of the Donkin Mine say work to remove water from the mine is 39 days ahead of schedule. Kameron Collieries managing director Matt Fifield adds if things stay on track they’ll be standing in front of the coal field by late spring or early summer. Fifield says once the rock falls are cleared away and the water is out of Donkin’s two slopes, experts with parent company the Cline Group will be brought in to determine how to make the mine safe. He adds at that point, officials will be able to start building a business case to open the mine. Fifield says more than a dozen workers are now onsite at the mine and estimates about 100 will be employed when the mine goes into production.