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Tigers Realm Coal development projects underway in eastern Russia

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World Coal,

Tiger’s Realm Coal (ASX: TIG) has provided a report on activities undertaken at its coal projects in far eastern Russia during the quarter ended 31 December 2016. TIG’s primary activities for the quarter were the completion of the 2016 development programme for Project F Phase One with initial coal production commencing late December 2016.

Project F Phase One development

The company has completed its 2016 capital development programme ahead of mining and initial coal production.

Works completed during the quarter included:

  • The port to pit road to allow coal haulage through the winter (December to early May).
  • Site infrastructure construction works comprising:

  • The on-site mobile equipment workshop.
  • The new site office building.
  • Upgrades to the exploration camp to provide additional accommodation.
  • A laboratory located at the Port.
  • Expansion of the port coal stockpiling area.
  • Project F Phase One development and production

    Tigers Realm Coal (TIG) has reported that during the quarter first coal has been mined and trucked from Project F to the coal stockpiles at the TIG owned Beringovsky Port. Mining of waste commenced in the second week of December. Mining and trucking of coal at low volumes only on day shift commenced on 19 December. Thermal coal delivered to port and waste production was as follows. ROM coal produced 4 000 t waste mined 47 000 BCM.

    The Project F Phase One development works commenced in early August. During a four and a half month period, TIG completed construction of its winter road from the pit to the port, and constructed the site workshop, office, camp upgrades and an analytical laboratory. Additional mining and coal haulage equipment was procured and delivered to site, and key workforce was recruited primarily from the local community and Far East Russia. Coal mining has commenced in a part of the pit where the waste to coal stripping ratio for the first 12 months of production is less than 2:1 (BCM waste: t coal). Mining is being carried out with a fleet comprising a 40 t excavator on coal, a 70 t excavator on waste, five 40 t in pit trucks, a grader and two 70 t tracked dozers. Coal haulage on the winter road from the pit to the port is being undertaken with eight 30 t capacity Scania trucks.

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