IBCS Mining is a an independent company engaged in the sale of coal to utility companies and other end users.
IBCS Mining Inc. Independent Divisions:
- IBCS Mining West Virginia Division
- IBCS Mining Kentucky Division
- IBCS Mining Nete 1 & 2 Divisions
- Together these sites total approximately 600 acres, 40 million
tons of material and 14.5 million tons of potential coal recovery.
Recovery will be plus or minus based on plant operations.
Over the past two years we have purchased property in several states where Waste Coal Piles (better known in the industry as GOB Piles) are located. With these purchases in hand and engineering to determine the quantity of coal material, IBCS Mining has approximately 15 million tons of sellable coal.
IBCS Mining Permit Transfer
Since March 2008, IBCS Mining engineers have worked with state and local agencies in West Virginia and Kentucky to transfer and or acquire all needed permits to process the coarse material on all project sites.
What is a GOB Pile?
The Waste Coal Piles, better known as GOB Piles within the industry, are comprised of usable coal mixed with shale and other material from underground coal mining operations. Many originated during mining operations as far back as the mid-1800's. (IBCS sites are from 1905 to 1968). They have too often become permanent fixtures on the landscape and are responsible for environmental degradation, including the sometimes prolific production of AMD (Acid Mine Drainage), as well as being hazards and eyesores. They generally don't support the growth of much vegetation and are characterized by their steep, eroded, unstable dark gray banks.
Example of a Waste Coal Pile
IBCS Mining is dedicated to the useful processing of these material piles. Taking advantage of the latest Green Technology, we use these Resource Piles to help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, while restoring former mining sites to their original beauty.
Our team of engineers, geologists and lab technicians surveyed, tested and drilled a number of sites on our behalf. Some did not meet our quality standards. However, after a two year effort, our team is now processing the sites listed above, each containing between 21% - 48% of high quality steam and met coal. Today's technology, a rising world demand for coal and the IBCS Mining commitment to U.S. energy independence have combined to make this possible.
Bear Branch Impoundment
Our engineers have determined there is approximately 15.1 million tons of clay, rock, sand and coal within said impoundment (Resource Pile) and a projected 7.3 million is recoverable steam coal. In addition, there is approximately 2.7 million tons of pond fines below the water table. Pond fines are pure coal powder produced during the washing process. Based on our current projections, by the fourth month of operation we should be at peak production for both coarse material and pond fines.
Since 2008 our initial goal has been to remove pond fine materials. This process only requires heavy equipment and no plant operations.