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Atrum Coal receives bulk sample permit

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Atrum Coal has received a bulk sample permit for its Groundhog North mining complex from the British Columbia government, according to a company release.

The permit allows the company to extract 100 000 t by way of surface cut-and-cover and underground mining and allows it to begin supplying customers with trial cargoes of Groundhog Ultra 10% ash anthracite for testing in blast furnaces and sinter plants.

These trial cargoes are required to secure long-term offtake agreements for Atrum’s Groundhog Ultra 10% ash product.

“Obtaining the bulk sample and associated permits is a major step forward in the development of the Groundhog anthracite project,” said Atrum’s Executive Chairman, Bob Bell.

“The awarding of these permits allows us to move to the next phase of development as a mining company and being construction at our Groundhog North Mining Complex.”

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