EastCoal Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ECX

EastCoal Inc.

February 09, 2011 13:01 ET

EastCoal Inc. Commissions Construction of Coal Washing Plant

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2011) - EastCoal Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ECX) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is commissioning the supply and installation of a coal washing plant for its Verticalnaya North Project ("VNP").

The natural medium barrel wash plant will be capable of processing 400 tph of throughput up to 150mm particle size, utilizing 0.5mm grade wire screening. The natural medium (water and raw material) plant is the most cost-effective method of processing easily separated coals. Using four types of separating equipment - barrel, cyclones, dewatering screens and sieve bands – the natural medium washing plant has a low capital cost, low running cost and is highly efficient. Construction time quoted is approximately 40 weeks.

By Order of the Board,

Bryce M.A. Porter, President

About EastCoal Inc.

The Company has recently changed its name to EastCoal Inc. to reflect its new strategy of developing coal operations. It is focused on the Donbass coal basin of Ukraine which has large coal reserves and excellent prospects.

EastCoal Inc. is currently developing its 100% owned Verticalnaya anthracite mine.

Verticalnaya North is described in the March 2010 NI 43-101 technical report available on Sedar (www.sedar.com) and the Company's website (www.lysanderminerals.com). It represents the first phase in the redevelopment of the Verticalnaya mine, for which a NI 43-101 technical report was prepared in September 2008 and is also available on Sedar and the Company's website. Key indicators include:

Net present value @12% US$ 352.1 million
Internal rate of return 35.2%
Average cash operating cost per saleable tonne US$ 31.19/tonne
   
Proven reserves 16,200,000 tonnes
Probable reserves 11,000,000 tonnes
Measured resources 57,300,000 tonnes
Indicated resources 18,900,000 tonnes
Total resources 76,200,000 tonnes
   
  Resources are inclusive of reserves.   

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