The drill program, which is scheduled to be completed within three weeks with assay results expected early in 2014, is underway on the first hole Fox 6, that is located about 4.5km southeast of International Coal’s BUN013P hole.

Fox Resources chairman Terry Streeter said, "The commencement of drilling designed to confirm the continuation of the coal seams intersected by our neighbors is of paramount importance to fox and we are extremely pleased to report that drilling has commence."

The program also includes testing of coal chip samples for moisture and crucible swell number.

Following completion of drilling, a structural model will be generated so as to allow resource estimation.