The British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted exploration approval to Jameson Resources, an Australia-listed company focused on coking coal projects in Western Canada, to conduct additional drilling at Crown Mountain project.
The latest Notice of Work (NOW) will allow the company to carry out large diameter diamond core drilling for the collection of large samples.
Jameson said that the approval will enable it to conduct the summer’s exploration program to implement washability test work on the core samples in order to verify plant yield as well as develop a definitive understanding of the coking characteristics of the clean coal product.
In addition, the exploration approval comprises several reverse circulation drill holes designed to provide the company with the option to upgrade a portion of the Southern Extension Inferred resource, and to delineate a possible modest expansion of resources in the North and South blocks.
Jameson Resources managing director John Holmes said, "In recent months, Jameson has announced a number of key milestones for the Crown Mountain project, including a 90 million tonne inaugural resource estimate followed by a robust Preliminary Economic Assessment."
The company’s plan to undertake the summer exploration program is part of its efforts to advance Crown Mountain project toward feasibility.