JC #1 Mine
These pictures, taken in late
December 2007, show the JC#1 mine as work was just begining. The
pit was already open, but benches and berms had to be put into place
and the ramps had to be put in.
a Caterpillar 777C end dump hauling material from the pit to the haul
road that leads to the coal yard. Material dug from the pit is
used to make a solid, smooth haul road so that the large trucks can get
the raw coal to the coal yard where it can be crushed.
The rock and dirt is removed from
above the coal and hauled out of the way with the Caterpillar 777C end
dumps. Komatsu articulating trucks have also been used at the
These pictures show the exposed coal
being cleaned so that it can be loaded out of the pit. Jarvis
coal is using a Komatsu excavator, and a Cat 992 loader to mine the
The coal is hauled to the coal yard where it is crushed and then loaded
onto trucks to be shipped to our customers. We are using a Cat
980 loader with on-board scales to load the coal trucks.