The drilling programme at Jameson Resources’ Crown Mountain metallurgical coal project has been completed, showing better than expected coal occurrences. The project is in the Elk Valley coalfield in British Colombia and next to the Crows Nest coalfield. Five of Canada’s 23 producing mines are located in these two coalfields with production of 23 million tpa.
“We are pleased with the success of the drilling programme and look forward to commencing pre-feasibility and environmental assessment work,” the company said in a statement.
The drilling programme was focused in the north and south blocks of the project area, which together contain a total of 66 million t of measured and indicated resources. A recent preliminary economic assessment determined that these two blocks showed robust economics.
Drilling progressed quicker than expected, allowing the company to drill two more large diameter coreholes (LDC) than originally intended to investigate coal quality in two areas where initial reverse circulation (RC) drilling showed improved coal intersections than had been predicted in the geological model.
Jameson Resources is a junior resources company focused on coal projects in western Canada. It a 90% interest in the Crown Mountain and a 100% interest in the Peace River coal projects in British Columbia.
Adapted from press release by Jonathan Rowland
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