President, Coal Creek Construction
Golden Wonder Mine Operator
In May of 2010 Coal Creek Construction was selected as Golden Wonder mine operator to conduct LKA’s exploratory mining program at the Golden Wonder and participate in the mine’s development. Coal Creek has more than 35 years experience in all phases of general construction including light commercial, electrical, network cable systems, residential and municipal projects. The Company employs personnel experienced in all phases of underground mining, blasting, drilling, mine contruction, and mine saftey planning & training (MSHA Certified Instructor).
In the brief period that Coal Creek served as mine operator, the Company has extended the mine’s previously-known production zones through lateral and vertical extensions between and below the mine’s working levels. During exploratory mining operations, Coal Creek has mined, crushed, and shipped thirty-seven bulk ore samples containing 4,573 ounces of gold (gross value of $5.1 million at time of sale) which offset the majority of LKA’s exploration expenses during that phase of exploration.
Michael Schell, Coal Creek’s President, holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder