The Kinney Project is situated in the Eastern Wasatch Plateau and is located approximately 160km southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah near the town of Scofield. The permit process was successfully completed in June 2011 and targets initial production to commence in 2013. The project plan includes underground mining of two major coal seams using conventional, continuous miner sections. Entry will be via an exposed coal seam outcrop within the permitted area.
The project is located in a mature coal-producing region in the western United States. Historical production from this region has been 30M tons per annum. This region provides an experienced, local workforce combined with major mining service centers located within 50km of the portal. World class existing infrastructure including rail spur access is within 1km of the portal site.
NHO is well placed to become a high quality thermal coal producer and take advantage of its ideal location to service both the domestic and strong Asian export coal market.