BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based HILLSBOROUGH RESOURCES has released numbers for its Quinsam North underground thermal coal deposit just north of its existing Quinsam mine near Campbell River. Measured and indicated resources are 25.2 million tonnes and inferred resources are 11.7 million tonnes of high-volatile A coal.
The coal resources at Quinsam North are contained within the Quinsam No.1 coal zone, which is within the Cumberland Member of the Comox Formation and is the zone currently being mined. The 43-101 report states that clean coal composites demonstrate excellent calorific values for thermal use. Raw coal composites have moderately low ash content at 14% to 20% on an air-dried basis, with some strata having ash contents less than 10%, and float-sink tests show that the coal washes well for ash reduction.
Hillsborough says the Quinsam North resources will be incorporated into its long term plan for the Quinsam mine. Learn more at www.HillsboroughResources.com.