More coal found at Ashford

ASHFORD joint venture operators Northern Energy and Renison Consolidated Mines have released an update on the Ashford hard coking coal project in northern New South Wales, announcing a 28% increase in the inferred coal resource to 18 million tonnes, as a result of further drilling.
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Staff Reporter

The initial resource amount was estimated at 14Mt in September 2005.

Further CSR coking tests on core samples have confirmed the hard coking properties of the Ashford Seam.

Drilling is also expected to commence soon at Ashford North and Atholwood exploration areas.

The Ashford exploration program will now move north of the Ashford Project Area to test for strike extensions of the coal measures identified to date, the report said.

It is intended that exploration will progress north, moving away from the delineated resource at Ashford, and build on the accumulating regional knowledge.

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