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Shumba Coal secures Mabesekwa Coal Project

World Coal,

Shumba Coal Limited has announced that it has entered into a binding sale and purchase agreement with Daheng Group Botswana Ltd for the acquisition of the Mabesekwa Prospecting Licence in the north eastern part of Botswana, 60 km south west of the town of Francistown and 40 km west of Tonota-Shashe.

Shumba’s Managing Director, Mashale Phumaphi, said: “The acquisition of a very low mining cost coal deposit is an excellent outcome for Shumba and is part of our continuing strategy of investing in Botswana based energy projects to supply affordable energy domestically and into the region”.

The estimated in-situ coal resource is 844 million t in accordance with (Australian) JORC Code, predominantly contained in one coal seam, with an average seam thickness >18 m with a flat and consistent profile. Coal is found at an average depth of 50 – 60 m, and is to be accessed by open strip mining. Over 189 boreholes have been drilled and geologically and geophysically logged, with coal analysis undertaken. The JORC compliant resource statement was issued in September 2012. The report has been prepared by Mr Alan Golding whom satisfies the requirements of a Competent Person a defined under the JORC Code.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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