Xstrata Turns Former Mine into Training Facility

Xstrata is using former coal mine Baal Bone as a training facility for underground miners, reports Australian Mining.

Mark Bulkeley, Xstrata Coal's Baal Bone health safety and training manager, said the first group of 12 trainees graduated a few weeks ago and are already working at the Ulan West mine. "The feedback we've received from them is that the Baal Bone training facility enabled them to have a better understanding and knowledge before going into production," Bulkeley said.