8th August 2019
The mine workings within Bowers and Jordans mines have gradually been converging over time and are now only 100m apart. The Basebed coming from most of the working faces within Bowers mine is now identical in appearance to the Basebed coming out of working faces in Jordans Mine.
We are currently exploring the possibility of extending the Bowers mining operation into the Whitbed and are cutting a heading up into the Whitbed faces. If successful, we will be reducing the Bowers Basebed production. We still have the option to produce Bowers Basebed from faces at the southern end of Bowers Mine and some Bowers Basebed will remain in stock.
Any projects that specifically require the Bowers Basebed rather than Jordans Basebed and can be supplied from this stock or limited production.