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Endocoal connects the dots

COKING and thermal coal explorer Endocoal has demonstrated continuity between two coal seams after further drilling at its Stockyard Creek project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Justin Niessner
Endocoal connects the dots

Coal with coking properties identified by exploratory drilling earlier this month has encouraged the company to pursue an additional four-hole scouting program which established the connection.

The additional drill sites have confirmed coal-section consistency and continuity for the two seams which each measure about 3m thick and have been intersected at depths ranging from 100-311m.

Encocoal chief executive Tim Hedley said he was pleased with the findings.

“[R]ecent confirmation that these seams exist at shallower depths is encouraging,” he said.

“Further drilling along strike has the potential to expand the size of any Stockyard Creek resource identified.”

The company has identified further exploration targets to the north and south of the site though the next drilling will focus on the sub-crop area east of initial drilling where coal seams are projected to be closer to the surface.

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