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Zeegt Project 

Zeegt - Overview

The Zeegt Project is located in the Gobi Altai region of SW Mongolia 130km NW of the Shinejinst project.  Around a small formerly state-owned mine, Gobi Coal has identified total JORC resources of 93 million tons (64MT indicated, 29MT inferred) delineated along 3km of strike with significant potential to increase the resource with addititional exploration drilling.  

 FIGURE:  ZEEGT MINE

 FIGURE:  ZEEGT PIT

 

Zeegt - Development

♦  Mining lease approved in 2006

♦  Pre-Feasibility study completed in 2011

♦  3 coal seams with total average coal thickness of 45 meters

♦  Integrated into the future Mongolian East – West Railway system.

♦  100% high quality semi-soft coking coal product

 

Copy of Axis of syncline

FIGURE: ZEEGT SEAM IN TRENCH

Zeegt - Resources

Currently,  93 million tons of JORC–compliant coal resources (64MT indicated, 29MT inferred) have been identified through completion of over 150 drillholes. The resource profile shows that most of the coal occurs at depths <300m, making it suitable for open pit mining.

FIGURE: ZEEGT RESOURCE BASE

The coal in the Zeegt project is distributed over three main seams:  the Zeegt Seam with an average thickness 16 meters, the Chandmani Seam with an average thickness of 20 meters, and the Khomog Seam with an average thickness of 9m.

FIGURE: ZEEGT COAL SEAM STRATIGRAPHY

 

 

FIGURE: ZEEGT SEAM OUTCROPPING IN THE PIT