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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.



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. 


Mark Kirkbride, CEO WCM

For he’s a jolly good fellow!

WCM are delighted to announce that Mark Kirkbride, CEO has been awarded a Fellowship of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). 



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.


In-Cumbria Interview with WCM’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride

January 2018’s edition of In-Cumbria magazine features an interview with West Cumbria Mining’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride, who discusses the latest developments at WCM in its aim to mine metallurgical coal near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the steel industry at home and abroad.