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Edenville reports positive results at Namwele

By BFN News | 07:57 AM | Monday 24 November, 2014

Edenville Energy reports positive results from the first set of detailed coal sampling and test work at the Namwele deposit, part of the Rukwa Coal Project, near Sumbawanga in Western Tanzania. During the past three months, test pits were dug to a depth of approximately 3 metres at the Namwele, Mkomolo and Muze deposits, collectively known as the Rukwa Coal Project, and the samples analysed for quality. Further sampling analysis from Mkomolo and Muze is expected to be announced by the end of 2014. Four test pits were excavated at Namwele to expose the near surface coal seam, better defining the coal that could be extracted in the initial stage of mining operations. For near surface coal seams, test pitting is the most common, efficient and effective way of gathering data, not only quicker and less costly than a drill programme but also allowing a specific coal seam to be exposed, examined and sampled more thoroughly. The excavation and sampling work was carried out by Edenville personnel with full quality control processes and procedures in place. This near-surface coal seam has an average thickness of 2.0m and was sampled to a maximum depth from surface of 4m, with an average depth from surface of 2.56m. The four test pits were distributed along a total strike length of approximately 870 metres through the Namwele deposit. The samples from these four test pits at Namwele have been analysed at Alfred H Knight's laboratory in Scotland, UK. Alfred H Knight is a highly respected analytical laboratory group that specialises in metals and minerals testing, with particular expertise in coal. Edenville chief executive Rufus Short said: "We are very encouraged by the positive results returned from our Namwele test pits. They show the Namwele deposit has the possibility to provide significantly higher quality coal and a higher washed yield than previously modelled. This could improve the technical and economic parameters for the coal-to-power development and also forms the basis for a detailed investigation into potential coal sales to the regional market. The testwork on the Mkomolo and Muze deposits is well under way and we will update our shareholders as the results become available." Story provided by

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