The program has been started by Part of Altitude / JOGMEC Joint Venture which was formed in April this year in order to explore the Palisades Coking Coal Project.

Phase 1 of the program involves sampling and trench coal outcrops, field mapping and assessment of drill hole locations, and the phase is expected to last for four to six weeks.

The second phase will be chalked out by the company after it gets all the necessary exploration permits.

Altitude has hired Dahrouge Geological Consulting of Edmonton, Alberta to oversee the both the phases of the exploration program.

Altitude President Gene Wusaty said: "We are very pleased to start this 2015 exploration program and continue to develop our Palisades Project.

"This exploration will put the company in a solid position once the coal market cycle starts to rebound."

In 2012 and 2013, Altitude conducted exploration programs on the Palisades Property, after which in 2014 a National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 compliant Technical Report was issued.