Frontier-Kemper Mining Projects

Hopkins Co. Coal Raise Drill Project

1Contractor: Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
Owner: Hopkins County Coal, LLC
Location: Madisonville, Kentucky

Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. has been awarded a contract from Hopkins County Coal, LLC for the construction of one, raise-drilled shaft at Elk Creek Mine in Madisonville, KY. The shaft will be drilled to 16'-6" in diameter and 470' in depth.


Cucumber Shaft & Slope

1Contractor: Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
Owner: Brooks Run Mining Company, LLC
Location: McDowell Co, West Virginia

Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. has been awarded a contract from Brooks Run Mining Company, LLC for the construction of two, raise-drilled shafts. One shaft will be drilled to a 20' diameter and the other to a 24' diameter x 520 VF with an internal 8 degree incline slope x 370 LF from the P3 to the P4 seam and 780 LF in the P4 seam.


Drummond Raise Drill Project

1Contractor: Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
Owner: Drummond Company, Inc.
Location: Jasper, Alabama

In February 2011, Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. was awarded a contract from Drummond Company Inc. for the construction of four, raise-drilled shafts. The shafts will be drilled to 16'-6" in diameter ranging from 1200' to 1500' deep using both the RBM 211 and 81-R.


Gibson County Shaft & Slope

1Contractor: Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
Owner: Gibson County Coal, LLC
Location: Near Owensville, Indiana

On August 1, 2011, Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. was awarded a contract from Gibson County Coal, LLC for the design and construction of the new Gibson County Coal (South) mining complex, located near Owensville, Indiana. The project involves the design and construction of a 30' (inside diameter) dual compartment, concrete-lined shaft and a dual compartment, over/under slope. The shaft will be approximately 577' deep and the slope will be 2,200' long.


Barrick Cortez Blind Bore Shaft

1Contractor: Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
Owner: Barrick Gold Corporation of North America
Location: Near Crescent Valley, Nevada

In April 2011, Barrick Gold Corporation of North America awarded FKCI a contract for the construction of a blind bored shaft for their Cortez Hills Lower Zone Expansion Project located near Crescent Valley, NV. The shaft will be drilled to 14 ft. diameter and then concrete lined to a finished diameter of 12 ft. The shaft will be drilled to a depth of 1500 VF utilizing FKCI's FK350MT Blind Drilling System. This will be the deepest shaft that FKCI has blind drilled to date.


White Oak Resources

1Contractor: Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
Owner: White Oak Resources LLC
Location: McLeansboro, Illinois

On February 17, 2011, White Oak Resources LLC awarded FKCI a turn-key construction and engineering contract for a shaft at their Mine No. 1 site located in McLeansboro, IL. The shaft will be conventionally excavated to a diameter of 36 ft. and concrete lined back to a finished diameter of 34 ft. The shaft includes a T-shaped divider wall to form a three-compartment shaft configuration and will include a 20-ton hoisting system installed by FKC-Lake Shore. The total shaft depth will be approximately 960VF with 30VF of overburden. The project also includes the construction of a water ring, 5-way station, and a 30 ft. sump.