Prairie Mining Limited has announced the results of preliminary coal quality analysis from a borehole drilled at the company’s Debiensko Hard Coking Coal Project during 2015/2016 by the previous owners.
Prairie’s preliminary review of the Debiensko deposit indicates that a range of premium hard coking coals can be produced from the Project that will be in high demand from European steelmakers. Two premium hard metallurgical coal specifications have been delineated at Debiensko, namely Medium volatile matter hard metallurgical coal (Mid-vol HCC) and Low volatile matter hard metallurgical coal (Low-vol HCC).
The borehole was fully cored to 30 m below seam 407/4. All core was subject to detailed logging and core photography. Seam thicknesses and depths have been confirmed by a suite of geophysical logs while coal seams were analysed by accredited laboratories in Poland. Prairie’s CEO Mr. Ben Stoikovich said, “The excellent coking coal quality results from Debiensko further reinforce Prairie’s potential to become a key premium hard coking coal supplier to European steelmakers. These initial results confirm that the Debiensko deposit hosts premium coking coals of comparable quality to internationally traded benchmark hard coking coals, and will achieve premium pricing in the market. As we continue to rapidly advance our assessment of Debiensko, we look forward to announcing the Project’s maiden JORC Resource Estimate and subsequent Scoping Study results in the coming weeks.”
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