The Sierra Coal Project is a hard coking coal target in the Fair Hill, Burngrove and Crocker Formations of Bowen Basin Queensland, Australia. The open cut mineral resource target has a potential strike of the Fair Hill Formation sub-crop running north-south across the eastern edge of the 100% owned EPC1822.
Drilling commenced on the Sierra Project to confirm this coking coal target in late 2011 but progress was hampered by wet weather and site access problems in 2012, meaning the most prospective sites on the tenement remain undrilled.
The exploration program at Sierra has been delayed to allow re-assessment of results received to date, and to enable a more targeted program to be developed. Exploration drilling is planned to re-commence at Sierra during the 2014 [RH1] drilling season.
The Sierra Coal Project is close to rail with the Blackwater rail system cutting across the northern edge of the tenement.
Feasibility and development
The Sierra Project is expected to host coal from the Fair Hill, Burngrove and Crocker Formations amenable to open cut mining methods.