Coal exploration and development company Coalspur Mines has completed additional drilling on the Canadian Vista South coal project which has confirmed further mineralization outside the current resource model.
Comprised of ten rotary holes and one core hole, the recent drilling focused on the central portion of the Entrance Syncline and established additional coal intercepts beyond the existing resource model.
The drillhole results from the recent drilling will be utilized to increase the understanding of the geological structure and coal quality and update the existing Coal Resource estimate on Vista South.
The core hole intersected the Val d’Or seam and the core sample has been shipped to ALS Laboratory Group in Vancouver, Canada, for quality testing.
The results will be sent to Moose Mountain Technical Services who will complete an updated JORC (2004) and NI 43-101 compliant Coal Resource estimate on Vista South.
Coalspur Mines expects to receive the coal quality results and the updated Coal Resource estimate progressively by mid-2011.
The company said analysis of the drilling results has indicated that through fault repetition the thickness of the McPherson seam is about 28m in certain parts of the northern limb of the Entrance Syncline.
Coalspur Mines will conduct additional drilling with nearly 15 to 20 drill holes which will further define the geological structure and test for extensions of the coal structure along the northern limb of the Entrance Syncline.