Logistics Report Received for Arctic Coal Properties
Posted: October 22, 2012
October 22nd, 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Canada Coal Inc. (the “Company” or “Canada Coal”), (TSX-V: CCK) is pleased to announce the receipt of the Ice and Marine Shipping Assessment conducted by Enfotec Technical Services (the "Report"). This Report is now available on Canada Coal`s web page. The focus of the Report was to provide a detailed ice study and analysis of marine accessibility of Ellesmere Island’s West Fosheim Peninsula. The findings of the Report in relation to ice conditions and possible shipping scenarios are in line with the Company’s expectations. Shipping windows of 2, 3 and 6 months have been considered using Polar Class 3 vessels to transport up to 5.25 million tons per year.
The Company will seek to proceed to the next level of its exploration phase which will inter alia include a more detailed shipping study, hydrographic surveying, port infrastructure analysis as well as ways to further improve future logistical solutions. Continued exploration is now being planned for 2013 to further explore the known high grade thermal coal deposits and continue to explore for metallurgical coal deposits.
Braam Jonker, Chief Executive Officer and President of Canada Coal stated that: "We are encouraged by the findings of the Enfotec report and are excited to have confirmed the presence of high grade thermal coal with low sulphur and ash in our Ellesmere Island license areas. We are now planning a more detailed logistics study as well as a follow up to our successful 2012 exploration program. We will continue to consult with local communities and relevant regulatory authorities and communicate on a transparent basis with all stakeholders." Mr. Jonker further states, “Canada Coal is currently examining the potential for thermal coal on its arctic coal licenses as a solution for the current energy challenges in Nunavut. As part of this process, the Company will evaluate various fuel power generation technologies including coal to liquids (CTL) and coal water slurry (CWS).”
In compliance with National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, Susan O’Donnell, B.Sc., P.Geol., of DMT Geosciences Ltd., is the Qualified Person responsible for the accuracy of this news release.
About Canada Coal
Canada Coal is a publically listed company focused on coal exploration and development in Nunavut. Through its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Canada Sovereign Coal Corp. and 5200 Nunavut Ltd., Canada Coal holds 75 active licenses comprising approximately 2,442,627 acres located on Ellesmere Island and Axel Hieberg Island in Nunavut (the “Nunavut Coal Property”). Canada Coal commissioned a National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report in respect of the Nunavut Coal Property, dated September 30, 2011 entitled “The Nunavut Coal Project-Ellesmere Island and Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada” prepared by Keith McCandlish, P. Geol., P. Geo., and Susan O’Donnell, P. Geol., of DMT Geosciences Ltd. (formerly Associated Geosciences Ltd.)., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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