Novadx Ventures Corp.

Novadx Ventures Corp.

November 29, 2011 08:30 ET

Novadx Provides Update on Rosa Mine Wash Plant

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2011) -


  • Newly commissioned wash plant improves recoverable coal yield to 90%, an increase of over 50% compared to previous toll washing.
  • Sales and shipments of cleaned coal have commenced ($150 - $180 per ton).
  • 30,000 tons of raw coal and 5,000 tons of washed clean coal in inventory (market value ~ $4 million).

Novadx Ventures Corp. President & CEO, Neil MacDonald, reports: Novadx Ventures Corp. ("Novadx" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NDX) is pleased to announce that the newly commissioned Rosa Mine wash plant has increased recoverable coal yield to 90%, an increase of over 50% compared to previous toll washing of Rosa coal. Shipments of cleaned coal to customers in the coking coal and activated carbon markets have commenced. The Company's 2012 cleaned coal production is fully committed under existing coal sales contracts at prices between $150 - $180 per ton.

Neil MacDonald, President and CEO, commented, "This considerable improvement in yield means higher margins and stronger cash flow from operations. As we gain more experience with the wash plant and evaluate options to recover finer coal, we expect to further improve the wash plant's yield of recovered coal. In addition to 5,000 tons of washed clean coal being shipped we have over 30,000 tons of run of mine coal in inventory, ready to be washed and we continue to mine additional coal each day. This inventory has an estimated market value of approximately $4 million based on our current contract pricing and demonstrated recoverable coal yields."

The wash plant produces three size fractions: a 2-inch plus, a 0.1875 inch (3/16) by 2 inch, and a 0.0059 inch (100 mesh) by 0.1875 inch (3/16) product, which are blended together to meet product specifications on customers' orders. The aggregate recovery of these fractions represents an average of 90% of the recoverable raw coal down to a .0059 inch (100 mesh) particle size. The gross coal recovery is influenced by the ash content of the raw coal which can range from 25% to over 40% depending on mining conditions but typically is between 30-35% resulting in a gross coal recovery of 60-65%. The wash plant was designed with the capability of adding additional circuits to recover coal below the .0059 inch (100 mesh) particle size to further increase recovery rates. The Company plans to evaluate the addition of these circuits, with a view to increase the realized revenue from the raw coal beyond the currently attained levels.

About Novadx: Novadx Ventures Corp. is a Vancouver based mining investment Company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Novadx's primary focus is to invest its capital to acquire and develop companies with active or near production high quality coal reserves in the US Appalachia coal region. Novadx intends to continue to grow the value of its coal investments through expanding production and reserves amongst its existing investments and by investing in additional acquisitions. Novadx is actively evaluating a number of high quality coal acquisition opportunities. For more information please visit

About MCoal: MCoal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novadx Ventures Corp. which operates the Rosa coal mine in Blount County, Alabama and is developing the Rex No.1 coal mine in Campbell County, Tennessee.


Neil MacDonald, President and CEO and Director

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

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