Recently started following this Canadian junior coal miner. It's at close to lows for the year.
Hillsborough Resources Limited is a coal mining company that operates the Quinsam underground thermal coal mine in Campbell River, British Columbia serving the local and west-coast U.S. cement industry.
The Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in the Peace River Coal Limited Partnership, which has substantial metallurgical coal properties both in production and under development near Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. Hillsborough is also developing the Wapiti thermal coal mine to be the exclusive supplier for a power generation plant to be constructed and operated on the property by AESWapiti Energy Corporation. The plant is scheduled to commence operation in fall of 2010.
The Corporation also holds the Bingay Creek metallurgical coal property located in the Elk Valley region of Southeast British Columbia, and coal bed methane licences on Vancouver Island. It also owns and operates the Middle Point Barge Facility near Campbell River, BC and GH Fuels Limited, which caters to greenhouse operators in British Columbia.
Hillsborough has been a publicly traded company since 1988 and shares of the Corporation are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HLB”.
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As natural gas prices have skyrocketed, coal is being viewed as a reliable and effective alternative around the world.
Symbols - US pinksheets = HLSRF
HLB.to is the Canadian quote.
Sedar.com - for profile and public docments
Stockhouse - has a somewhat active message board on this stock.
Here are some excellent message boards of more general coal interest.
Wind, Coal, Alternative Energy Tech/Companies #board-4739
Energy: Oil, Gas - Companies/Research, Domestic & Foreign #board-4787
General articles of interest re increasing demand and effective use of cleaner coal.
How Coal Is Cleaning Up Its Act , see this message.