The Elko coal license contains multiple outcropping coal seams along the southern boundary of the East Kootenay Coal Basin. Exploration in the Elko area has been regularly performed over the past 50 years. The primary objective of this field reconnaissance was to verify the locations of drill holes, adits, outcrops, and faults referenced in geological reports prepared by BC Coal, Mitsui and Cline Mining. The group was able to locate and verify the locations of nearly every geological data point referenced in the historical reports.