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Wolverine(Perry Creek) Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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Mine Life2024
ShapshotWolverine group includes the Perry Creek (Wolverine Mine), EB and Hermann deposits.

The expansion, referred to as the Wolverine-Hermann Amendment Project, will function as a satellite pit and infrastructure to the Wolverine Mine, providing additional reserves to extend the life of the Wolverine Coal Processing Plant (CPP) by seven years resulting in a total life of mine of 22 years.

Once operations at Wolverine’s Perry Creek deposit come to a close (estimated to be 2Q 2024). The Mount Hermann deposit at Wolverine will be “reprioritized” to accommodate the new focus on Quintette.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
ERP Compliant Fuels, LLC 100 % Indirect
Conuma Resources Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
Conuma Coal Resources Ltd. operates surface mine operations at Wolverine.

Conuma Coal Resources Ltd. is a subsidiary of West Virginia-based mining company ERP Compliant Fuels.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The mineral deposit type being investigated at the Wolverine Property is bituminous coal that occurs in consistent seams of mineable thickness in sedimentary rock formations. The coal seams were deposited in an alluvial deltaic environment and therefore vary somewhat in thickness and ash content.

The rock formations on the Property are folded and faulted due to post-depositional tectonic activity. The Perry Creek structure consists of a broad, open fold with a dip of less than 30º and exhibits no evidence of significant faulting. The Perry Creek Area is therefore of Moderate geology type, as defined under GSC 88-21.

The geologic model being applied in the investigation is similar to any bedded sedimentary deposit model. The coal seams are prevalent and continuous in the Gates Formation. The Gates Formation occurs over a relative large region and the seams under investigation were mined at large open pit mines nearby.

The mineralized zones encountered on the Property contain low- to medium-volatile bituminous grade coal seams that, with standard processing to remove impurities, will yield coking coal suitable for use in steel making.

In the Perry Creek Area, the mineralized zone occurs within an area measuring approximately 3 km wide and 3.5 km along strike. Within this area, four main coal seams have been identified as E Seam, F Seam, G Seam, and J Seam, in descending stratigraphic order. The seams are continuous over the area.

Wolverine (Hermann Pit) project
Coal seams are mostly in folds with moderate to steep (40-70°) dips of the Gates Formation (Fort St. John Group; Lower Cretaceous).

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Production

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Coal (hard coking) Mt 000000001.21.1
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Production Costs

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Mine Management

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