paringa logo rdsMCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (12/19/18) — Paringa Resources Limited has announced it has intercepted the western Kentucky No. 9 coal seam with the Poplar Grove primary transportation slope in western Kentucky. The intersection of the coal seam by the Poplar Grove slope is a material milestone towards the production of coal.

Intercepting the coal seam enables the company to progress to the next phase of mining activities including bottom development. 

Bottom development involves the linking of the slope with both the intake and exhaust air shafts to establish the mine’s permanent ventilation system, as well as the construction of critical underground infrastructure such as the bottom sump, slope belt tailpiece and tramp iron magnet.

Production of coal from bottom development will be utilized to commission the coal handling and preparation plant and to produce clean coal for sales to customers.

The CHPP is ready to receive first coal with final exterior cladding and roofing to be completed shortly. All other materials handling infrastructure at the mine site is operational, enabling the transfer of run of mine material from the mine site to the CHPP.

The Ainsworth dock on the Green River is also structurally complete and will be ready to receive the first coal processed by the CHPP.

Paringa has recently completed the last of seven job fairs (interview and hiring events) interviewing over 400 qualified applicants. Additionally, mining equipment is currently being received in anticipation for the transition from contract mining to owner-operated production in January.

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