The coke strength after reaction (CSR) result from sole heated oven (SHO) testing confirms earlier results, for the final outstanding sample LDC hole 11-19, indicating the product to be a hard coking coal, the company said.

The result confirms coking coal characteristics within the range of typical hard coking coal shipments from the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

Upon completion of review, Norwest suggests the Crown Mountain product compare will favorably with the best hard coking coals in Canada.

Jameson Resources will continue to collect field data to start the Environmental Assessment (EA) process later this year in addition to executing the pre-feasibility study.

The Crown Mountain project is located in the prolific Elk Valley coal field in south eastern British Columbia.