Tong Gong Coal Mine
Tong Gong coal mine is located in the western slope of the Xiaoxinganling Mountain in the Heilongjiang Province in Northeastern China.
Tong Gong coal mine is an underground coal mine located in the western slope of the Xiaoxinganling Mountain in northern PRC. The mine is accessible by both railway and public roads. The coal reserves are located in the middle of the Heibaoshan-Muer coal basin as secondary sedimentary basin. Several faults occur in, and define, the coal fields with throws ranging from 20 meters to 270 meters. Coal-bearing strata in the mine area are contained in the Jiufengshan Group. There are two coal seams in the mine area. The first seam is the stratigraphically lowest seam. It is 2 meters to 5 meters thick, and typically contains two to three partings. The other seam overlies the first seam and is thin and split. It is generally not considered to be mineable. Reserves in the mine are only considered from the first seam.
Tong Gong coal mine, including the land on which the mine is located and on which most of our mining facilities are located, as well as the underlying coal and other minerals, is owned by the PRC. Therefore, the exact amount of coal that we can extract from the mine is based on mining rights issued by the Heilongjiang Department of Land and Resources. Each mining right is issued pursuant to a reserves appraisal report submitted by government-authorized mining engineers, and the mining right is issued upon approval of such appraisal report by the Heilongjiang Department of Land and Resources. The amount of coal underlying the mining rights represents the amount that we have paid for and may legally extract, assuming adequate economically viable reserves, under applicable PRC law and regulations.,