Sarshatoli Coal Block Pre-auction Assessment
Rapid Assessment of Sarshatoli Coal Mine in Asansol Subdivision, West Bengal
Geovale carried out a rapid resource and reserve assessment and preparation of a conceptual mine plan and corresponding operational cost for Sarshatoli Coal Mine, as pre-bid assessment for a Chhattisgah based large independent power producer.
To prepare the report Geovale uses the MECL’s exploration report, Marwah (1998) mine plan and 2013-2014 cost reporting’s by the mine operator. Geovale brought the relevant data to a common GIS platform. Early 2014 satellite data was used to understand the current status of mine. Some local intelligence was also used.
Geovale executed the project in the following way.
carry out a conceptual study based on the available GR, mine plan and satellite imagery (for the present the low resolution ) along with any actual working plan available to adjust the topography, mine bench levels etc.
Map the present mine layout with details of mine benches, dumps, surface features etc.
Identify the balance resource/reserve within the boundaries as per mine plan
Create conceptual layouts for five years, and provide production schedule as this is a working mine production capacity as per mine plan would be considered
Approximate of cost of production (with break up) with all assumptions and justification. The mine dossier provides the capital investment on various items. Consider capex based on the data provided and identify additional required investments.