Quest Continues Plan for Production Upgrades

Quest Continues Plan for Production Upgrades

Thursday, August 21st 2008

Quest Minerals & Mining Corp., a Kentucky-based operator of energy and mineral related properties, announced today that in addition to supplying their mine with various transportation components, the Company plans to split their beltline so that it is powered by two head drives instead of just one.

Everett Hampton, President of Whitestar Mining, LLC, commented, “We have now moved our second shift into full production and added two extra man-trips to the location. This allows faster travel time to and from the mine face in order to retrieve parts; or just relocate crewmembers to other sectors of the operation. Less walking means more production. Also, we plan to split the beltline to install another head drive motor midway through the infrastructure, which will create less wear and tear over the long haul, as well as help accommodate our production goals of 2,000 raw tons per day.”

Eugene Chiaramonte, Jr., President of Quest, stated, “My visit this week has addressed many of the issues concerning our ability to mine coal efficiently. Splitting the beltline and adding the man-trips were the two most sensible approaches to achieving our goals. White Star is doing an incredible job setting the mine up for long term production. I am very pleased with the result thus far.”

Quest Minerals & Mining Corp., or Quest, acquires and operates energy and mineral related properties in the southeastern part of the United States. Quest focuses its efforts on properties that produce quality compliance blend coal.
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