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The Mine and Exploration Areas for Coal and Others (Western Mongolia)

As from 2007, MEC entered into various acquisitions for coal and ferrous resources projects. Up to 31 March 2021, MEC has 100% ownership on 12,807 hectares of mining and exploration concessions. These are set out in the diagram below and are for coal and ferrous resources.

(Licence No.)
LocationMine Area
Licence DateLicence Valid Period
1414A     1640A
4322A     6525A
11887A   11888A
15289A   20299A
Western Mongolia
(Please refer to our annual report)
70 years for mining licences (A)


From exploration of over 600 hectares during 2007, MEC demonstrated 460 million tonnes of coal resources* of which 181 million tonnes comprise premium coking coal resources under Chinese classification.

141 million tonnes of in-place resources according to Australasian Code for Reporting on Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves ("JORC") is reported from further analytical work.

Exploration Project and Others
(Licence No.)
LocationLicence Area
Licence DateLicence Valid Period
2913AOlon Bulag,
Western Mongolia
3826 January 200170 years for mining
licence (A)
20745XGobi Altay,
Western Mongolia
10,88422 February 201712 years for
exploration licence (X)
Total Hectares 12,807 
      1 hectare = 10,000 square metres
    *under PRC standard
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