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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

B.C. junior gets OK to mine coal sample

First Coal: Extracting soft mineral from high-quality deposit will test new mining system and bring much-need jobs to region


Last updated 9/27/2009 at Noon

First Coal Corp. Sept. 2 said British Columbia's Chief Inspector of Mines has approved an application to amend the Vancouver-based junior's exploration permit and extract a bulk sample of up to 50,000 metric tons of coal from its Central South property near Chetwynd in northeastern British Columbia.

First Coal has more than 90,000 hectares, or 357 square miles, under tenure license or under ap...

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