Coal outcrops in the bed of a small gully tributary to the Severn River, at a point 7 miles north of the village of Ashford, 36 miles north of Inverell, New South Wales. A small colliery has been developed in the Ashford Seam and worked intermittently until 1925, mainly to supply coal and coke to the Silver Spur mine near Texas, Queensland. The coalfield and extensions to the north and south have been examined by officers of the New South Wales Department of Mines, the Australian Aluminium Production Commission, the Joint Coal Board and others. During March, 1949 a diamond drilling programme was initiated by the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics and both geological and geophysical investigation of the area was carried out by the Bureau during the early phases of the drilling campaign. The geology of the area, nature of the coal, and drilling results are discussed in this report. Logs of diamond drill holes and percussion bores sunk by a former lease-holder are given in the appendix.