Modun Resources sees significant upgrade in Nuurst coal quality in Mongolia
The testwork saw an increase in calorific value achieved to 5,648 kcal/kg from a 4,178 kcal/kg for the raw coal sample.
The improvements in coal quality were achieved via a cost effective beneficiation process, the improvements ensure a far more efficient burning coal.
Modun is also in discussions with the Mongolian Government to develop a low cost, high energy and low emission coal to help improve the air quality in Ulaanbaatar.
Modun has also had several discussions with the Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia over the last few weeks as part of the approval process for the mining licence which Modun expects to receive afer the completion of the administrative process.
The Nuurst thermal coal Project is located in central Mongolia on a 34.5 square kilometre licence area. In November 2012, Modun announced a 478 million tonne JORC reported Coal Resource at Nuurst. It is located 120 kilometres south of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar and just six kilometres from existing rail infrastructure which links directly into China.