The Jellinbah coal deposit is approximately 30 km in length. The major seam of the deposit is the Pollux Seam which is approximately 8 metres thick. The seam dips gently to the east and further down dip splits into the Pollux Upper & Pollux Lower seams.
The total in-situ resources to the eastern boundary of the company’s leases are in excess of 500 million tonnes of coal.
The Lake Vermont Mining Lease contains resources of more than 200 million tonnes of in-situ coal, all suitable for mining by open cut methods. Resources contained within the mining lease are sufficient to sustain a production rate of 8 million tonnes per annum of high quality HCC and PCI coal for more than 15 years. The coal occurs in two seams; the Leichhardt averaging 3.2m thick and Vermont averaging 5.6m thick, along a strike length of more than 8km. The seams sub crops at a depth of 30 metres and dips gently to the east separated by an average of 32 metres of waste material. Both seams produce high quality hard coking coal and PCI coal after processing.
On adjoining mineral development leases and exploration permits, Lake Vermont has defined additional resources of more than 400 million tonnes of in-situ coal. With more exploration work in these tenements this figure is expected to grow substantially.