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Mongoloian Resource Authority approves registration for Nuurstei project

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World Coal,

Mongolian metallurgical coal explorer and infrastructure company, Aspire Mining Ltd, has reported that the Ekhgoviin Chuluu Joint Venture (ECJV) has been notified that the Mineral Resource Authority of Mongolia (MRAM) reserve council has approved the registration of the Nuurstei metallurgical coal project.

According to a company ASX release, the registration is an important procedural step in the application and issuance of a mining licence. It now allows the ECJV to lodge the previously prepared General Environmental Impact Assessment (GEIA) and on acceptance of the GEIA, pay the application and licence fees for the issuance of the mining licence.

The ECJV has also received a preliminary wash plant design study confirming the use of heavy medium separation along with spirals as an effective and accurate methodology for ash removal. Flotation tests on fines fractions (<0.25 mm) have also indicated that this will be an effective method to reduce ash in the fine fractions.

David Paull, Aspire’s Managing Director, said: “gaining the approval for the registration of the Nuurstei coking coal project is an important milestone in its development. The mining licence is now anticipated to be received in the next few weeks.”

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