2H-2015 Activities

Kameron Collieries (subsidiary of The Cline Group LLC) has been actively working onsite to advance the Donkin Project. In June 2015, Kameron confirmed that it had finished dewatering the two, 3.6 km long access tunnels to the target coal seam, and that work had commenced to rehabilitate a transmission power line into the Donkin Project site. Kameron also noted that a personnel carrier designed to carry miners to the coal face and a large loading machine for use underground were both delivered to site. Additionally, Kameron ordered two continuous miner machines, the first of which is anticipated to arrive on site by Q4 2015. In a September 2015 update, Kameron stated its next steps at Donkin are to: complete construction of a surface substation and connection to the local power utility; complete slope rehabilitation work (contingent on appropriate approvals from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour); completion of a coal sampling and testing program (anticipated to assist Kameron management in its negotiations with local power utility, Nova Scotia Power Inc.); installation of slope conveyors, mine fans, and other services; and hiring/training of a local workforce. Kameron also indicated that first coal production could be Q1 2016.