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Keaton’s fourth coal project

Mining underway at
Keaton’s Klip Collier
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 06 May 2009 – Keaton Energy – which is listed on the JSE – has announced its intention to proceed with its fourth coal mining project – Leeuwfontein – located 35 km south of Middelburg in Mpumalanga.

Amalahle Exploration (Pty) Limited – a 74%-held subsidiary of Keaton Energy – has been awarded four prospecting rights over six discrete properties totalling 1 597 hectares in the Ermelo coal field.

Keaton Energy managing director Paul Miller commented: “Following completion of a 69-hole drilling programme on the properties in November 2008 a SAMREC-compliant coal resource has now been declared for the Leeuwfontein project.

Leeuwfontein is relatively small, covering some nine hectares, and contains a coal resource of 922 000 mineable in situ tonnes in the measured category. It will become the second of Keaton Energy’s two smaller, short-life projects, after the Klip Colliery.

“Work has begun on an application for a mining right over Leeuwfontein, with a view to receiving regulatory approvals for open pit mining in the second half of 2010,” Miller added.