ACG conducts surface mining operations at 4 mines. Owned and leased reserves across the four locations amount to approximately 20 million run of mine (ROM) tons.
Our Jeansville Mine uses a fleet of Komatsu PC3000 excavators, Caterpillar 777 trucks and Komatsu 375 bulldozers to mine from the Primrose and Mammoth seams. The Jeansville mine lease and current permit area covers 465 acres with additional rights to mine a further approx. 450 acres. Current reserves are approximately 7 million ROM tons. The Mammoth seam at Jeansville can be 25 to 30 feet thick and is approximately 200 feet below surface.
Our Spring Mountain mine uses a Komatsu PC2000 excavator, Caterpillar 777 trucks and Komatsu 375 bulldozers to mine from the Wharton and Mammoth seams. Spring Mountain encompasses approximately 293 acres and has reserves of approximately 6.5 ROM tons.
Our Stockton mine uses a Liebherr 9250 excavator, Caterpillar 785 trucks and Caterpillar D9 bulldozers to mine from the Tracy, Diamond, Orchard, Primrose and Mammoth seams. Stockton encompasses 900 acres and has reserves of approximately 3.5 million ROM tons of anthracite. This is primarily located in the Mammoth seam, which reaches thickness of over 40 feet in the bottom of the basin, although there are also significant reserves to be found in the overlying Primrose, Orchard, Diamond, and Tracy seams. The Stockton mine area has been mined at various times since the 1850s, so that there is ample information from underground mine plans and cross sections demonstrating that there is still high-quality anthracite remaining to be removed using modern mining methods.
Our Stockton preparation plant is a 125 tph heavy media coal preparation plant. The Stockton plant uses a Wemco drum, Krebs cyclones and spirals to produce high quality anthracite in 8 sizes ranging from lump stove coal to #5 fine material.
Our Hazleton Shaft mine uses Bucyrus and Marion draglines, Caterpillar 992 loaders, Caterpillar D9 bulldozers , Euclid trucks and Komatsu articulated trucks to mine bank and fine material to use as a value-added product to our finished coal products. The Hazleton Shaft mine comprises 700 acres of leased and owned land on what was formerly the extensive Hazleton Shaft deep mine and associated processing plants, refuse areas and railroads. It is located just east of the City of Hazleton and immediately west of Stockton Mine, the two being separated by Stockton Mountain Road. Both mines work the Hazleton Basin which gradually deepens to the west such that at Hazleton Shaft the bottom of the Mammoth basin cannot be worked by surface mining, but the limbs of the syncline contain substantial reserves, amounting to approximately 3 million ROM tons, in the Mammoth, Primrose, Orchard, Diamond, and Tracy seams.
Our Hazleton Shaft preparation plant is a 250 tph heavy media coal preparation plant. The Hazleton Shaft plant uses a Wemco drum, Krebs cyclones and spirals with a secondary circuit to produce high quality anthracite in 8 sizes ranging from lump stove coal to #5 fine material. The Hazleton Shaft site also has a rail loadout adjacent to the prep plant site.
Hazleton Hiller, LLC, a joint venture between Atlantic Carbon Group, Inc. and Hiller Carbon, is a coal drying facility located on the Hazleton Shaft site. This facility is utilized to dry various finished anthracite products. Using temperatures of over 800 degrees, this drying facility removes the moisture content to create charge carbon and injection carbon products, which are utilized in the steel and foundry industries. This facility is currently processing over 150,000 tons of product per year. Work has commenced to expand the plant to increase capacity to 250,000 tons a year. The drying plant is also equipped with a rail loadout facility.
Safety is a deeply engrained value at Atlantic Carbon Group. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our entire staff, service providers, and visitors at our sites. We have consistently been a leader in safety performance, as measured by lost-time incident rate. While we’re proud of that accomplishment, we’re sharply focused on further improvement. Our goal is zero safety incidents at every operation every year.
All of our employees have initial and on-going safety training, and we have an active safety committee, led by our Safety Director, with representatives from all areas of operations and support from all levels of management. We conduct General Hazard Training at all our sites, as well as supplying Hazard Training (Site Specific) Guides to all employees. Training includes Recognition and Avoidance information, Emergency procedures, Communication practices, Listings of Hazardous Chemicals, Health & Safety Standards, as well as specific site and equipment information. ACG has an active safety program including bonuses for safe, incident free operations, and all employees have the ability to stop any unsafe practices they may see occurring.