The first phase of an exploration programme at the Dunlevy metallurgical coal project in British Columbia, Canada, has been executed successfully, according to Jameson Resources.
The mining company said that all holes intercepted portions of the coal bearing Gething Formation, with the majority finding multiple seams of varying thickness. Seam thickness is in line with expectations based on historical trenching work performed on the property.
A review of the results by Jameson Resources’ project geologist confirmed the existence of multiple coal seams, as well as continuity between drill holes.
7 open holes were completed, all of which encountered portions of the Gething Formation. All completed open holes were geophysically logged, allowing Jameson to identify the coal bearing zones. Three holes were twinned to acquire core samples of the target seams for coal quality testing; the collected samples have been shipped to Birtley Coal and Minerals Lab in Calgary for analysis. The coal quality results will be announced once lab evaluation is complete.
The company said it had now taken significant steps forward in minimising project investment risk for the 2534 ha. project.
Written by Sam Dodson
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/29082014/successful-exploration-phase-at-dunlevy-coal-project-1262/