Coalburn is a former coal mine
but you wouldn’t know by looking at it!

The mine was reclaimed in 2005 and today it is beautiful rolling fields with a pond and lots of wildlife.

Reclamation, or preparing a mine or quarry site for its next use, is key to ensuring future generations will continue to enjoy an area after we have taken from the ground the materials that we need to support our modern society.

Mining and quarrying companies are committed to minimizing their environmental impact while working on a site, and then to reclaiming it in ways that maximize its use for communities.