Pakri Barwadih Coal Exploration Project

Pakri Barwadih Coal Exploration Project

Commodity – Coal
Country – India
Region – Asia

Coal Block Valuation in Eastern India
Geovale Services along with Thriveni Earthmovers completed valuation of a large resource coal block in Eastern India, for a mining company keen on bidding for the block.
Geovale-Thriveni’s team of coal exploration geologist and mining engineer specializing in Indian coal, resource geologist, coal processing specialist, infrastructure specialist, market analyst and financial modeler were part of the coal block valuation team.

Tools used included:

  • Geovale’s extensive Indian Coal Database and knowledge of coal block geology and mineability
  • Geology and structure of N-Karanpura coalfield
  • Exploration data validation process
  • Geological Resource Modeling using 3D Modeling software
  • Mine plan, equipment scheduling, lead and lift study
  • Coal quality and washability assessment
  • Satellite data to determine land-use / R and R requirements; local land schedule
  • Forest and environmental data analysis
  • Local infrastructure assessment
  • Market analysis
  • Financial modeling – DCF, NPV and sensitivity analysis

Key Project Milestones:

  • Digitisation of database from GR validation of analogue to digital database along with proper QA-QC
  • Preparation of 3D Resource Model
  • Mine plan and estimation of mineable reserve
  • Calculation of lead and lift
  • Assessment of Mine Outlay for CHP and silo operation
  • Preparation of a Financial Model with sensitivity analysis
  • Valuation