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West Cumbria Mining hosts visit from Cumberland Geological Society

WCM’s Project Geologist, Dennis Rowland, held a morning session with the Cumberland Geological Society recently, as part of a Society day trip introducing ‘Coal and Iron in West Cumbria.’

The aim of the session was to provide an overview of the geology and mining history of the coalfield and an update on the progress of the WCM project which is aiming to mine metallurgical coal from seams off the coast of St Bees Head.


Project Update Newsletter – May 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of West Cumbria Mining’s project update newsletter, which is our way of keeping the local community and our stakeholders informed as to the progress of our project.




Copeland Open for Business Conference

West Cumbria Mining’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride, will be among a group of Cumbria’s most influential business leaders, Central Government representatives and local MP’s tomorrow, Thursday 19th April, presenting at the Copeland Open for Business Conference being held at Whitehaven Golf Club. 


Project Update Newsletter – April 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of West Cumbria Mining’s project update newsletter, which is our way of keeping the local community and our stakeholders updated as to the progress of our project.



Large Diameter Drilling WCM

Large Diameter Drilling (LDD) gets underway

Following on from the very successful offshore exploration drilling campaign of 2017, West Cumbria Mining (WCM) is now embarking on a new phase of work, this time onshore, where it is aiming to recover a significantly larger quantity of coal from underground.



Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application

As part of the process for our Woodhouse Colliery planning application, WCM has submitted further information to Cumbria County Council and on January 18th,  we entered a further 30-day consultation period.