Midwest Coal Resource Ltd (“Midwest”) is a privately owned coal exploration and development company with a portfolio of coal tenements in the Moatize basin of Mozambique. Midwest currently holds 2 development and 2 exploration coal assets located in the Tete region, Mozambique. Midwest has completed drilling of 100 boreholes totalling to 32,000 metres which include open hole, core and large dia holes. Over 11,580 coal samples have been generated and analyzed for coking and thermal properties. Midwest has a JORC resource report certified by Behre Dolbear, a top global mining consultant.
Midwest has a large coking and thermal coal resource base which is a near-term low cost open-cut coal mining operation. The deposit has very large coal seams (up to ~210m thick). Its products comprise of coking coal and export thermal coal, but the initial 15 years the product is mostly Coking Coal.
Midwest has a very strong technical team apart from its strong management team for its Coal Division. Midwest’s exploration division is headed by Dr. G. Lakshminarayana, who has over 32 years of experience in mineral exploration & basin analysis in various geological terrains in India, Indonesia, Bhutan , Madagascar, Vietnam and Mozambique. He is a Member &CP of Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) & JORC Competent Person (CP). He was the former Director of (coal) Geological Survey of India (GSI). Midwest has a strong team of mining engineers such as Mr. Aja Babu, who has vast experience in Open cast and Under Ground coal mining. He served in Singareni Coal Collieries for a long time as senior mining executive engaged in coal mining. Apart from Midwest’s inhouse experts, Midwest has several knowledge partners and consults top global consultants in the areas of coal mining, processing, infrastructure feasibility studies, environment studies, fund raising etc. Midwest’s Mozambican operation employs over 200 people.Midwest coal project’s key highlights Include:-