Friday, April 6, 2012

Historic list of BC Mines, Inspected in 2000 has a Bonus, Coal Slurry Pipelines

What good is a Treasure hunt without a Map, eh? The link to the Map which contains the data is along the bottom!

Tell me again, why are they, Harper and Clark, in such a hurry to put in pipes to, and from, the Tar Sands in Alberta? oh yes, their Pipe Dream of shipping our never ending supply of petroleum resources to China and other points East.

The public is being sold an idea, a bill of goods, which is, ONLY Tar Sands being piped out of North America.   WRONG!

There's a second commodity, one which was supposed to be moved via CNR on BC Rail tracks, over the next 990 years.  Its not going to happen, by rail that is.  There's a far easier method, and again its another one of those Pipe Dreams of Harper and Clark.

I found this comment about eight months ago, I put it on the back burner, for a later Post.   I was house cleaning my Blog last night, to see what Drafts I had left behind.   Well over sixty Draft Posts waiting to be perused.

Studies are being conducted to assess the feasibility of a coal slurry pipeline from the Mount Klappan coal mine site (project #1081) to the port of Stewart or Prince Rupert.

 Today I refined the above search in Google to something like this:  British Columbia coal slurry pipelines development economics and application

Tons of hits, first one is interesting, especially Pages 11.2. YES, Page 11 decimal point 2 and you find it by searching for British Columbia in Slurry Pipelines (Quick View).

Looking for Oil Sands, that's on Pages 11.4 and Page 11.9.

The  coup d'état  is this, in the Reference section under Editorial Articles:
   "Moving Mountains through a Slurry Pipeline" (1994 technology).

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have been developed. The economics of preparing the slurry at the feed point of the ... pipeline was commissioned at Homestake Eskay Creek, in the north of British ... In fact, one of the longest slurry pipelines is the ETSI coal pipeline, built in ..... coal slurry mixture by applying hot air to accelerate the evaporation of water ...

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enhanced oil recovery applications. ... An example of a slurry pipeline water to transport coal in the United States is the “Black Mesa. Pipeline” ... 1983: Alberta Economic development “planned” coal slurry line from Hinton to Pacific ... coal. – B.C. coal eventually went to Pacific via train. 3.2 Moving Coal via Coal/Water and ...

This image of a Resource Treasure Hunt is a reminder of what does exist in Northern British Columbia, and the commodities which will be moved by pipe, not a rail line and with least amount of on hands to do it too.


Gary E said...

Interesting how they have technology to move the ore through a pipeline but (the mines) fail to mention that they can use the same technology to move the polluting tailings away from fish bearing and drinking waters.

North Van's Grumps said...

What's even more interesting Gary E is that it appears to be another Athabasca polluting River Basin scenario that is currently going on with the Tar Sands.

They would need WATER to make the coal into a slurry.

Doesn't that then mean more pollution that we're not being told about?

North Van's Grumps said...

008-01-20 BRITISH COLUMBIA - FORTUNE MINERALS has been studying the use of a slurry pipeline to move clean coal from the Mount Klappan anthracite mine to the ports of Stewart and Prince Rupert, B.C. And it looks to be a cost-effective alternative to truck or rail haulage.

According to the scoping study report, such a pipeline may reduce operating costs by as much as 34%, says the company. For example, the study estimates operating costs of $23.89/tonne involving truck transportation to the port of Stewart compared with $15.75/tonne using a slurry pipeline to the same destination. The project is located 160 km northwest of Stewart. snip