Burton CHPP-minBowen Coking Coal Ltd. has announced a significant resource estimate for the unmined and down-dip Burton seam within the historic North and South pit area (BNBS), in the central part of the Burton Downs project, which is in Queensland, Australia. The 45-million metric-ton (mt) resource was estimated following the JORC Code (2012) and classified as 38 million mt in the measured category and 7 million mt in the indicated category.

The raw coal qualities are consistent with what has been mined from the Burton seam historically with primary coking and secondary thermal product qualities (ash and yield) expected to be like that achieved at the Burton coal handling and processing plant (CHPP).

Bowen CEO Daryl Edwards said the total resource for the Burton Downs Project now stands at 110 million mt, of which 99 million mt is classified in the measured and indicated categories.

“The inclusion of the unmined and down-dip Burton coal seam within the previously mined BNBS pits increases the total coal resource for the Burton Downs deposit by 72% and provides future optionality given its close proximity to the Burton CHPP and infrastructure and could become a further target for the company’s growth strategy,” he said.