The company has established three operating faces and is now continuously mining raw coal on a single shift per day basis, in addition to rehabilitating the original mine airways. The company is operating a continuous miner and related equipment with a beltline to transport mined coal to the surface.

“We are pleased to have begun making commercial shipments of Rex coal to customers. This demonstrates the demand for our high quality coal in our target markets and enables us to work toward long term contracts as we near commercial production at the Rex No. 1 mine,” said Novadx CEO Neil MacDonald.

These initial shipments are being made to customers who have the facility to process the run of mine coal, for resale as a finished product into the company’s target markets. Novadx is in the late stages of working with the Office of Surface Mining in Tennessee relating to the issuance of a permit amendment which will allow for the installation of a prep plant at the mine site.

The company intends to complete the mine rehabilitation and establish seven operating faces to support commencement of full commercial production at the Rex No. 1 mine.