BRITISH COLUMBIA – HILLSBOROUGH RESOURCES of Vancouver has pegged total measured and indicated resources at its Bingay Creek project at 15.5 million tonnes. There is also another 2.4 million tonnes in the inferred category. This metallurgical coal property is located in the southeastern corner of the province.
A total of 16 major coal beds, each being at least 1-m thick and consisting of at least two-thirds coal by thickness, have now been brought into the resource base, spanning the Nos. 9-10 through 21 coal beds, reports Hillsborough. Based on information from two existing drillholes, coal beds 1 through 8 each range in thickness from 1 to 2.99 metres, but will require further exploration before they can be brought into the resource base. Coal resources remain open to extension to the west in these deeper, minimally-explored zones, as well as to the north along strike of already-explored zones situated along the western side of the syncline.
The company has submitted an application for a small mine permit, but work on that has been suspended. The new resource estimate may be reason to develop a larger mine.
Hillsborough president and CEO David Slater can be contacted at 604-684-9288.